Orchard Orbweavers (Leucauge venusta) are beautiful spiders that are fun to have if you have the space. They are small orbweaves found in the United States.

Geographical Range and Habitat

I have seen them all the way from swampy areas to the bushes of a University.


While not hard to keep, they do make large webs. They need a large enclosure or some free open cage design. The best option I feel is to put them in your gardens. They should have things to climb and the ability to build large webs, maybe 3 to 5 feet across.


Not aggressive at all; they just want to get away. Probably will not bite unless extremely provoked like being pinned down.



How to Acquire a Orchard Orbweaver

These you probably will just have to catch them and release them in your backyard. Pretty common.

A picture of an Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta) on a wall
A picture of an Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta)