The orchard orbweaver is a colorful, delicate spider that makes circular webs that are usually positioned horizontally or at an angle to the ground. The spider typically hangs in the middle of its web, its back to the ground. The carapace is yellowish green, with brown stripes on the sides. The abdomen is somewhat elongated. The top of the abdomen (which usually faces downward) is silvery with dark stripes; the belly (which usually faces upward) can be variably colored with silver, greens, yellows, reds, and some blues. There is usually a yellow, orange, or red crescent on the belly. The legs are slender and long. Males are usually only seen when they are in a female's web courting or mating; they are smaller and their abdomens are more silvery-golden.
If you look down upon their webs, you will usually see the undersides of these spiders, as they tend to rest with their "backs" facing the ground. Though they are small, their shiny emerald greens and orangish spots near their spinnerets are rather eye-catching.