These hairy spiders are nocturnal, weaving orb-shaped webs up to 2 feet in diameter in woodlands to catch their prey. They are active mostly between May and August. During the day, they hide in a curled leaf usually at the edge of their web.
Although spiders are usually the hunter, the spiderlings of this species are frequent targets for mud dauber wasps.
Common name: Spotted Orb Weaver
Scientific Name: Neoscona crucifera
Adult Size (Length): 4mm to 15mm (0.16in to 0.59in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: yellow, red, brown, ivory
General Description: hairy, orange,
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; Pennsylvania; New York; Connecticut; Massachusetts; New Jersey; Rhode Island; Virginia; West Virginia; Tennessee; Florida; Georgia; Alabama; Mississippi; Texas; Louisiana; New Mexico; Arizona; California
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