Neoscona cruciferaRock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA
Several similar spiders in the same area. I believe all are Neoscona crucifera, but I'm not sure.
Several similar spiders in the same area. I think they may all be Neoscona crucifera, but I'm not certain.
At lunch, I also stopped by this little trail to look around. Saw only a few things today here -- it was quite windy.
I walked right through this spider's web... Sorry!
Spider seen at TTU Greenhouse.
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.