Neoscona nautica
(Brown Sailor Spider)

Picture ID 16715

Picture of Neoscona nautica (Brown Sailor Spider) - Dorsal

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this spider was found in light fixtures of a multiple floor parking area. we haven't been able to identify it, and need its ID to make a control plan. its a severe infestation

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is an Orb-weaver, tentatively looks like Neoscona nautica. Orb-weavers are beneficial and help control the insect population.

ItsyBitsy

They’re probably preying on all the flies that are attracted to the lights.

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