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    • Cross Spider
    • Hentz's Orbweaver
    • Barn Spider
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    • Neoscona crucifera

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Recent observations

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

Spider on bridge

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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marknenadov

Date

August 28, 2015

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Square

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Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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mchlfx

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

Feasting on what appears to be a Southern Spreadwing damselfly.

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

allenratzlaff

Date

August 22, 2015 09:51 PM EDT

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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mchlfx

Date

August 21, 2015

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Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 18, 2015 10:47 AM EDT

Description

18 Aug 2015.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Male.
8.6 mm head-abdomen.
Found on porch light.

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

sheliahargis

Date

August 20, 2015 05:45 AM CDT

Description

I first noticed this spider on my back porch in early July. Since then, I have seen her nearly every morning. Around 4:45a, she is on her web which is near a light fixture and an empty light bulb socket. She grabs small insects that fly into her web. At some point before sunrise, she gathers up her web and retreats to the empty light socket to spend the day. The next morning, she is out again.

I have tried to get good photos of her, but it is very difficult due to the bright light nearby.

I have not been able to see the pattern of her eyes which one resource I consulted said was a good field mark.

I would love to know what family of spiders she belongs to, but either way, it has been fascinating to watch her go about her life!

With help from Joe Lapp, Spider Joe, I have ID'd this as Neoscona orbweaver, possibly N. crucifera.

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Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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marknenadov

Date

August 19, 2015 05:40 PM EDT

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Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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corychia

Date

August 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

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lfelliott

Date

July 27, 2015

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Date

July 25, 2015 09:00 PM PDT

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

matthewherron

Date

July 13, 2015 12:40 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Neoscona crucifera is an orb-weaver spider in the family Araneidae. It is found in the United States from Maine to Florida in the east, to Minnesota in the Midwest, to Arizona in the southwest, and in Mexico. Its common names include Hentz’s orbweaver, and barn spider, though the latter nickname suggests the confusion that can result from using common names for spiders, as the name "barn spider" is also commonly used for the species Araneus cavaticus.

No range data available.