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Neoscona

Neoscona genus of the orb-weaver family has about 123 species as recorded in April 2019. These spiders have a wide and extensive range spreading to Asia, North America, Central America, and Africa.

Neoscona Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

  • Spotted Orb Weaver (Neoscona crucifera)
  • Neoscona achine
  • Neoscona adianta
  • Neoscona alberti
  • Neoscona albertoi
  • Neoscona aldinei
  • Neoscona amamiensis
  • Neoscona ampoyae
  • Neoscona angulatula
  • Neoscona arabesca
  • Neoscona bengalensis
  • Neoscona bihumpi
  • Neoscona biswasi
  • Neoscona blondeli
  • Neoscona bomdilaensis
  • Neoscona bucheti
  • Neoscona byzanthina
  • Neoscona cereolella
  • Neoscona cheesmanae
  • Neoscona chiarinii
  • Neoscona chongzuoensis
  • Neoscona chrysanthusi
  • Neoscona crucifera
  • Neoscona decolor
  • Neoscona dhruvai
  • Neoscona dhumani
  • Neoscona domiciliorum
  • Neoscona dostinikea
  • Neoscona dyali
  • Neoscona enucleata
  • Neoscona facundoi
  • Neoscona flavescens
  • Neoscona flavopunctata
  • Neoscona floriata
  • Neoscona goliath
  • Neoscona govindai
  • Neoscona granti
  • Neoscona hirta
  • Neoscona holmi
  • Neoscona huzaifi
  • Neoscona inusta
  • Neoscona isatis
  • Neoscona jindoensis
  • Neoscona jinghongensis
  • Neoscona kabiri
  • Neoscona kisangani
  • Neoscona kivuensis
  • Neoscona kunmingensis
  • Neoscona lactea
  • Neoscona leucaspis
  • Neoscona lipana
  • Neoscona lotan
  • Neoscona maculaticeps
  • Neoscona marcanoi
  • Neoscona mellotteei
  • Neoscona menghaiensis
  • Neoscona molemensis
  • Neoscona moreli
  • Neoscona mukerjei
  • Neoscona multiplicans
  • Neoscona murthyi
  • Neoscona nasidae
  • Neoscona nautica
  • Neoscona notanda
  • Neoscona novella
  • Neoscona oaxacensis
  • Neoscona odites
  • Neoscona oriemindoroana
  • Neoscona orientalis
  • Neoscona orizabensis
  • Neoscona parambikulamensis
  • Neoscona pavida
  • Neoscona penicillipes
  • Neoscona platnicki
  • Neoscona plebeja
  • Neoscona polyspinipes
  • Neoscona pratensis
  • Neoscona pseudonautica
  • Neoscona pseudoscylla
  • Neoscona punctigera
  • Neoscona quadrigibbosa
  • Neoscona quincasea
  • Neoscona rahamani
  • Neoscona rapta
  • Neoscona raydakensis
  • Neoscona rufipalpis
  • Neoscona sanghi
  • Neoscona sanjivani
  • Neoscona scylla
  • Neoscona scylloides
  • Neoscona semilunaris
  • Neoscona shillongensis
  • Neoscona simoni
  • Neoscona sinhagadensis
  • Neoscona sodom
  • Neoscona stanleyi
  • Neoscona subfusca
  • Neoscona subpullata
  • Neoscona tedgenica
  • Neoscona theisi
  • Neoscona tianmenensis
  • Neoscona triangula
  • Neoscona triramusa
  • Neoscona ujavalai
  • Neoscona usbonga
  • Neoscona utahana
  • Neoscona vigilans
  • Neoscona xiquanensis
  • Neoscona xishanensis
  • Neoscona yadongensis
  • Neoscona yptinika
  • Neoscona zhui

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders have a length of 0.27 – 0.78 inches (0.7 – 1.98 cm) while the males are smaller, measuring 0.11 – 0.19 inches (0.3 – 0.5 cm)

Scientific Classification

Color: Most of them have a brown or rust body, while some could also appear gray.

Other Characteristic Features: Most species of this genus have interesting patterns on their abdomen, like wavy edges running through the mid-line. In some, the undersides of the abdomen have a dark portion bordered in white to form a square.

Eggs

Around 1000 eggs are deposited safely in an egg sac.

Spiderlings

During the initial instars, the spiderlings have a soft body texture that hardens eventually. Upon maturation, they start building webs and disperse to live independently.

The Web

They build spiral-shaped webs at dusk to catch their preys, but eats them up the next morning.

Are Spiders of Neoscona Genus Venomous

Spiders of this genus may bite if provoked or threatened, but their venom does no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Distribution Throughout the world
Habitat Grasslands
Diet Flies and other small insects
Lifespan Around 1 year, but it may vary from one species to another

Did You Know

  • The French naturalist, Eugène Simon, first described the species in 1895.

Image Credits: idtools.org

Neoscona genus of the orb-weaver family has about 123 species as recorded in April 2019. These spiders have a wide and extensive range spreading to Asia, North America, Central America, and Africa.

Neoscona Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

  • Spotted Orb Weaver (Neoscona crucifera)
  • Neoscona achine
  • Neoscona adianta
  • Neoscona alberti
  • Neoscona albertoi
  • Neoscona aldinei
  • Neoscona amamiensis
  • Neoscona ampoyae
  • Neoscona angulatula
  • Neoscona arabesca
  • Neoscona bengalensis
  • Neoscona bihumpi
  • Neoscona biswasi
  • Neoscona blondeli
  • Neoscona bomdilaensis
  • Neoscona bucheti
  • Neoscona byzanthina
  • Neoscona cereolella
  • Neoscona cheesmanae
  • Neoscona chiarinii
  • Neoscona chongzuoensis
  • Neoscona chrysanthusi
  • Neoscona crucifera
  • Neoscona decolor
  • Neoscona dhruvai
  • Neoscona dhumani
  • Neoscona domiciliorum
  • Neoscona dostinikea
  • Neoscona dyali
  • Neoscona enucleata
  • Neoscona facundoi
  • Neoscona flavescens
  • Neoscona flavopunctata
  • Neoscona floriata
  • Neoscona goliath
  • Neoscona govindai
  • Neoscona granti
  • Neoscona hirta
  • Neoscona holmi
  • Neoscona huzaifi
  • Neoscona inusta
  • Neoscona isatis
  • Neoscona jindoensis
  • Neoscona jinghongensis
  • Neoscona kabiri
  • Neoscona kisangani
  • Neoscona kivuensis
  • Neoscona kunmingensis
  • Neoscona lactea
  • Neoscona leucaspis
  • Neoscona lipana
  • Neoscona lotan
  • Neoscona maculaticeps
  • Neoscona marcanoi
  • Neoscona mellotteei
  • Neoscona menghaiensis
  • Neoscona molemensis
  • Neoscona moreli
  • Neoscona mukerjei
  • Neoscona multiplicans
  • Neoscona murthyi
  • Neoscona nasidae
  • Neoscona nautica
  • Neoscona notanda
  • Neoscona novella
  • Neoscona oaxacensis
  • Neoscona odites
  • Neoscona oriemindoroana
  • Neoscona orientalis
  • Neoscona orizabensis
  • Neoscona parambikulamensis
  • Neoscona pavida
  • Neoscona penicillipes
  • Neoscona platnicki
  • Neoscona plebeja
  • Neoscona polyspinipes
  • Neoscona pratensis
  • Neoscona pseudonautica
  • Neoscona pseudoscylla
  • Neoscona punctigera
  • Neoscona quadrigibbosa
  • Neoscona quincasea
  • Neoscona rahamani
  • Neoscona rapta
  • Neoscona raydakensis
  • Neoscona rufipalpis
  • Neoscona sanghi
  • Neoscona sanjivani
  • Neoscona scylla
  • Neoscona scylloides
  • Neoscona semilunaris
  • Neoscona shillongensis
  • Neoscona simoni
  • Neoscona sinhagadensis
  • Neoscona sodom
  • Neoscona stanleyi
  • Neoscona subfusca
  • Neoscona subpullata
  • Neoscona tedgenica
  • Neoscona theisi
  • Neoscona tianmenensis
  • Neoscona triangula
  • Neoscona triramusa
  • Neoscona ujavalai
  • Neoscona usbonga
  • Neoscona utahana
  • Neoscona vigilans
  • Neoscona xiquanensis
  • Neoscona xishanensis
  • Neoscona yadongensis
  • Neoscona yptinika
  • Neoscona zhui

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders have a length of 0.27 – 0.78 inches (0.7 – 1.98 cm) while the males are smaller, measuring 0.11 – 0.19 inches (0.3 – 0.5 cm)

Color: Most of them have a brown or rust body, while some could also appear gray.

Other Characteristic Features: Most species of this genus have interesting patterns on their abdomen, like wavy edges running through the mid-line. In some, the undersides of the abdomen have a dark portion bordered in white to form a square.

Eggs

Around 1000 eggs are deposited safely in an egg sac.

Spiderlings

During the initial instars, the spiderlings have a soft body texture that hardens eventually. Upon maturation, they start building webs and disperse to live independently.

The Web

They build spiral-shaped webs at dusk to catch their preys, but eats them up the next morning.

Are Spiders of Neoscona Genus Venomous

Spiders of this genus may bite if provoked or threatened, but their venom does no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Distribution Throughout the world
Habitat Grasslands
Diet Flies and other small insects
Lifespan Around 1 year, but it may vary from one species to another

Did You Know

  • The French naturalist, Eugène Simon, first described the species in 1895.

Image Credits: idtools.org

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