Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018

Location: Fellsmere, my house

I am a Leucauge venusta
In Latin, "venusta" means "pretty"
Despite that, many people still fear me,
Which really is quite a pity.

Like many spiders, I won't hurt people,
But I will help you get rid of insects.
I trap them in my complex, angled web,
I'm also quite the architect!

Sources: Common Spiders of North America, Richard A. Bradley

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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