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Little jewels of spiders, this species is. Found several of these late one afternoon on a walk in the park.

Trying to take pictures of a very tiny spider, in the shade of trees, in the wind, with the sun setting. Doesn't lend to the best macro images. ;)


Venusta Orchard Spider ( Leucauge venusta )



Interesting info:

Body length (excluding legs) of adult female ranges from 4.5-8 mm; adult males range from 3.5-4 mm.

The genus name Leucauge is Greek for “with a bright gleam,” and it is actually the only spider name created by Charles Darwin himself (Cameron 2005). The specific epithet, venusta, is Latin for charming, elegant, or beautiful.


See more:

Venusta Orchard Spider 2 by leopardwolf Spooky Orchard Spider 1 by leopardwolf Spooky Orchard Spider 2 by leopardwolf Spotted Orb Weaver - Macro by leopardwolf Spotted Orb Weaver by leopardwolf







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Image size
1080x1070px 1.36 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 14, 2015, 5:59:19 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
6mm
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