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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

Barn Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

mchlfx

Date

October 20, 2014

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Square

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

ncmns

Date

October 21, 2014 10:51 AM EDT

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Observer

treichard

Date

October 16, 2014 10:50 AM EDT

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What

Barn Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

dfwuw

Date

October 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

annikaml

Date

October 18, 2014 12:42 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 17, 2014

Description

front and back side of this spider

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

October 11, 2014 07:41 AM CDT

Description

Please correct me if I'm wrong on the ID!

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Date

October 10, 2014

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Square

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

rasaziz

Date

October 1, 2014 11:07 PM EDT

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Square

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

September 29, 2014 08:05 AM EDT

Description

You'll just have to take my word on the ID - the photo turned out really dark and it ran off before I could take a better one.

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

naturalist260

Date

September 25, 2014 08:46 AM CDT

Description

Big and red

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Observer

miketroll

Date

September 22, 2014 02:49 PM CDT

Description

i had been watching a female on a web then one night she was gone n the next day i discovered this sac by where she was. have been watching this egg sac since Aug 17 waiting to catch the babies emerging and ballooning away but a couple days ago something had ripped the sac partially away so i pulled it back some to see if the babies were still in it and they were

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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.