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  Silver Orb Weaver Spider (Leucauge sp)





Silver Orb Weaver Spider | Leucauge sp photo
The Silver Orb Weaver has a distinct silvery sheen. This one was just a bit over about 15mm in length.

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Silver Orb Weaver Spider | Leucauge sp photo
Silver Orb Weaver showing the body markings.

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Silver Orb Weaver Spider | Leucauge sp photo
Silver Orb Weaver underside

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SPIDER FACTS

Description
The Silver Orb Weaver has silver body with black and yellow markings. Has light green legs and dark green head.

Size
female 11mm, male 8mm

Habitat
Builds a small orb web amongst shrubs and low plants. The web is usually on an angle, with spider sitting under the web with underside facing up.

Food
insects caught in web

Notes
harmless to people



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Tetragnathidae
Genus:Leucauge
Species:sp
Common Name:Silver Orb Weaver Spider