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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Hunter Green and Neon Orange Spider?!?

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FlutterBy796
New Iberia, LA

August 25, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #5466310

Hello All,

I'm a new member here and love your bug Identification forum. Just this weekend I was out on my balcony checking on my plants and I discovered a Hunter Green and Neon Orange spider chilling in a corner. Not having a camera I thought I would be useless here, until I discovered a picture online of another person trying to id it. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it. I live in Southern Louisiana in a small town. Thank you all for your input and I look forward to figuring out who my new roommate is!

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suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

August 25, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5466907

This is an orchard spider (Leucauge venusta), a long-jawed orb weaver (family Tetragnathidae) - see http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/553/
FlutterBy796
New Iberia, LA

August 26, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #5469700

Thank you very much for the link as well as the reply!

bimosgal
Tifton, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #5551460

I have been trying to identify the spiders that seem to have sprung up in my holly trees overnight, and they seem to be these orchard spiders. Are they dangerous? I have an over abundance of them. They don't seem to be aggressive, but there are tons of them. We just moved into our new home 3 months ago, and we have had wasps, hornets, palmetto bugs, and now these. It is a shock to our system, since we are from the Chicago area and now are in South GA! Any suggestions?
Thanks!
suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

September 14, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #5551478

These spiders, like all orb-weaving spiders, are harmless to humans. BTW, if you can't find answers to your yard/garden questions on Davesgarden forums, try contacting your county office of Georgia's Cooperative Extension service - see http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/statewide.cfm
bimosgal
Tifton, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2008
8:01 PM

Post #5551522

Thank you, suunto! I sure appreciate your input!

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