Leucauge celebesiana

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Leucauge celebesiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Tetragnathidae
Genus: Leucauge
Species: L. celebesiana
Binomial name
Leucauge celebesiana
(Walckenaer, 1842)

Tetragnatha celebesiana
Epeira nigro-trivittata
Meta celebesiana
Argyroepeira nigrotrivittata
Argyroepeira celebesiana
Leucauge nigrotrivittata
Leucauge subblanda
Leucauge retracta
Leucauge veterascens
Leucauge tuberculata

Leucauge celebesiana, commonly called the black-striped orchard spider, is a species of spider belonging to the family Tetragnathidae. It is found from India to China, Japan, Sulawesi and New Guinea.

Like many of its congeners, this is a colourful and distinctive spider. It has a body length (excluding legs) of 13 mm. The abdomen is white with yellow-green sides with black stripes separating the white from the coloured flanks. Another black stripe runs right down the middle. This species constructs a web inclined at 45° and several individuals often build these webs close together.

Leucauge subblanda is a similar spider found in Japan.