Neoscona oaxacensis
(Western Spotted Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Neoscona oaxacensis, commonly known as Western Spotted Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Neoscona, in the family Araneidae. Neoscona oaxacensis spiders have been sighted 21 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Neoscona oaxacensis includes 2 countries and 4 states in the United States. Neoscona oaxacensis is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Western Spotted Orb-weaver

Other Common Names

Zig-zag Spider

Author

Eugen von Keyserling, 1864

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Sightings Overview

There have been 21 confirmed sightings of Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orb-weaver), 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 21 sightings because of certain Neoscona oaxacensis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 67% of the time, Neoscona oaxacensis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 21)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Neoscona oaxacensis has been sighted 25 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (11). On flower (1). Low foliage (9). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Desert area (3).

Location and Range

Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico, United States.

Neoscona oaxacensis has also been sighted in the following states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas.

Seasonality

Neoscona oaxacensis has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

  • January: 1
  • February:
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 3
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August: 3
  • September: 6
  • October: 3
  • November: 2
  • December: 2

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