Neoscona crucifera
(Hentz Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs,Prey

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What kind of spider is this? Its been building webs on my porch the past couple if days, but I haven't wanted to disturb it. Really just curious if its poisonous to humans or not.

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Hi, this is a Hentz Orb-weaver, Neoscona crucifera. Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance to people and are unlikely to bite except in self-defense. They are beneficial and help to keep the insect population in check. 🙂

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