08 Sep 2014.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Bucks Co, PA.
8.7 mm head-abdomen.
Found on Senna hebecarpa.
ID courtesy of Even Dankowicz:
Definite yellowish body with reddish part on the upper part of the legs
Observation and photo taken during volunteer training at the Tar Pits Museum!
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.