Quite a large spider, head+abdomen well over a centimeter long. Very busily building an orb web.
small - body is about 3 mm long.
Light brown and white
27 May 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
4.2 mm head-abdomen.
Found on Red Maple (Acer rubrum).
Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, at least 43,678 spider species, and 109 families have been...