Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Araneidae Neoscona crucifera female 8.5 - 19.7 mm
Found: Yorba Linda, CA Date: 24 Sept. 05 ID: D1
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Neoscona crucifera
There are three species of Neoscona in our area. N. crucifera is the most common of the three and, in my experience, the most commonly encountered of all the orb weavers in O.C. The abdomen of this species has a lot of variation in both color and pattern (see views 5 & 6 for a sample). For more images Click Here It usually leaves its retreat at dusk to rebuild its web and, when finished, hangs out, head down, in the hub of the web.
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