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Neoscona
(Spotted Orb-weavers)

Neoscona, commonly known as Spotted Orb-weavers, is a genus of spiders in the family Araneidae. Neoscona spiders have been sighted 222 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Neoscona includes 10 countries and 32 states in the United States. Neoscona is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Neoscona

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Spotted Orb-weavers

Author

Eugène Simon, 1864

Sightings Overview

There have been 222 confirmed sightings of Neoscona (Spotted Orb-weavers), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 28, 2024 by Spider ID member dianatexas. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 222 sightings because of certain Neoscona sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 79% of the time, Neoscona spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 222)
  • Sex: 16 female and 8 male.
  • Environment: Neoscona has been sighted 243 times outdoors, and 16 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (156). On flower (5). Low foliage (39). High foliage (24). Ground layer (4). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (5). Forest (6). Desert area (3).

Location and Range

Neoscona (Spotted Orb-weavers) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Tokelau, United States.

Neoscona has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Neoscona has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

  • January: 6
  • February: 6
  • March: 4
  • April: 8
  • May: 10
  • June: 11
  • July: 8
  • August: 34
  • September: 48
  • October: 75
  • November: 4
  • December: 8

Neoscona Species


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