Orb weavers spin circular webs and this species tends to create them in open areas. These spiders do not spin any zigzag patterns (stabilimenta) in the center of their web.
They feed on anything that entangles itself in their webs: flies, moths, beetles, etc.
Adults are seen in autumn, when eggs are laid. Spiderlings appear in the spring.
Common name: Western Spotted Orb Weaver
Scientific Name: Neoscona oaxacensis
Adult Size (Length): 11mm to 19mm (0.43in to 0.75in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; yellow; white; purple; red
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas
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