Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orbweaver).
I have dozens of them in my sago palms. They scared me for years because they look a bit like back widows (to my untrained eye). Orchard spider aka orchard orbweaver aka venusta orchard weavers (Leucauge venusta). They like to hang upside-down in their often horizontal webs. They also have a facebook page. |
| Found from Florida south to Brazil, this little spider can feature a silvery body but overall I find this species difficult to distinguish from Leucauge venusta. |
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