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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

jaykeller

Date

July 18, 2014 09:59 PM PDT

Description

Likely this species.

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What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

thall

Date

July 21, 2013 11:43 AM EDT

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Square

What

barn spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

liangjr

Date

August 22, 2011

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 4, 2014 04:24 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 1, 2012 11:31 AM EDT

Description

Neoscona crucifera. Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, VA 01 September 2012

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

December 22, 2013

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What

Cross Spider (Neoscona crucifera) Neoscona crucifera

Observer

jmcalpin

Date

December 19, 2013 03:17 PM CST

Description

Not a good picture, but I decided to post it anyway. Not sure I can narrow it down farther than this, but if someone can I'd love the help!

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What

Barn Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

naturenut

Date

November 20, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Cross Spider (Neoscona crucifera) Neoscona crucifera

Observer

rangernaty

Date

November 17, 2013 12:52 PM CST

Description

Who is this? This must be who clotheslined me the other evening going out my front door!

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

dfwuw

Date

June 24, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This large Barn Spider was found feasting upon the remains of this web-ensnared katydid

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Square

What

Cross Spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

lfelliott

Date

September 28, 2011 05:35 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Cross spider Neoscona crucifera

Observer

jbryant

Date

October 30, 2013 05:19 PM PDT

Description

Adult female suspended in the center of a 2-3 foot web. Photo by James Bryant.

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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.