Neoscona crucifera
(Hentz Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Neoscona crucifera (Hentz Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal
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Hi, you asked for more info….We can tell that this is an adult female by the size of her abdomen. The females have a longer development period than the males. Their abdomens also stretch from the bulk of the maturing eggs. The females are the ones that are seen positioned with their head toward the ground in the center of the orb webs. They eat their webs in the morning if they are in a sunny spot. They’ll eat and repair the web at any time if it is badly damaged. I accidentally damaged some webs and observed the orbweavers… Read more »

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