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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An orchard orbweaver (Leucauge venusta) resident in my front yard

The photo is that of a small but conspicuously colored orchard orbweaver. Such spiders are common in Florida, but probably often overlooked given their size. Personally, I did not realize how colorful orbweavers are until I took this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2015
Photo Location: Homestead, Florida, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ100
Copyright: © Rodney Johnson