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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 achineNeoscona adianta
Neoscona albertiNeoscona albertoiNeoscona aldinei
Neoscona amamiensisNeoscona ampoyaeNeoscona angulatula
Neoscona arabescaNeoscona bengalensisNeoscona bihumpi
Neoscona biswasiNeoscona blondeliNeoscona bomdilaensis
Neoscona buchetiNeoscona byzanthinaNeoscona cereolella
Neoscona cheesmanaeNeoscona chiariniiNeoscona chongzuoensis
Neoscona chrysanthusiNeoscona cruciferaNeoscona decolor
Neoscona dhruvaiNeoscona dhumaniNeoscona domiciliorum
Neoscona dostinikeaNeoscona dyaliNeoscona enucleata
Neoscona facundoiNeoscona flavescensNeoscona flavopunctata
Neoscona floriataNeoscona goliathNeoscona govindai
Neoscona grantiNeoscona hirtaNeoscona holmi
Neoscona huzaifiNeoscona inustaNeoscona isatis
Neoscona jindoensisNeoscona jinghongensisNeoscona kabiri
Neoscona kisanganiNeoscona kivuensisNeoscona kunmingensis
Neoscona lacteaNeoscona leucaspisNeoscona lipana
Neoscona lotanNeoscona maculaticepsNeoscona marcanoi
Neoscona mellotteeiNeoscona menghaiensisNeoscona molemensis
Neoscona moreliNeoscona mukerjeiNeoscona multiplicans
Neoscona murthyiNeoscona nasidaeNeoscona nautica
Neoscona notandaNeoscona novellaNeoscona oaxacensis
Neoscona oditesNeoscona oriemindoroanaNeoscona orientalis
Neoscona orizabensisNeoscona parambikulamensisNeoscona pavida
Neoscona penicillipesNeoscona platnickiNeoscona plebeja
Neoscona polyspinipesNeoscona pratensisNeoscona pseudonautica
Neoscona pseudoscyllaNeoscona punctigeraNeoscona quadrigibbosa
Neoscona quincaseaNeoscona rahamaniNeoscona rapta
Neoscona raydakensisNeoscona rufipalpisNeoscona sanghi
Neoscona sanjivaniNeoscona scyllaNeoscona scylloides
Neoscona semilunarisNeoscona shillongensisNeoscona simoni
Neoscona sinhagadensisNeoscona sodomNeoscona stanleyi
Neoscona subfuscaNeoscona subpullataNeoscona tedgenica
Neoscona theisiNeoscona tianmenensisNeoscona triangula
Neoscona triramusaNeoscona ujavalaiNeoscona usbonga
Neoscona utahanaNeoscona vigilansNeoscona xiquanensis
Neoscona xishanensisNeoscona yadongensisNeoscona 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 achineNeoscona adianta
Neoscona albertiNeoscona albertoiNeoscona aldinei
Neoscona amamiensisNeoscona ampoyaeNeoscona angulatula
Neoscona arabescaNeoscona bengalensisNeoscona bihumpi
Neoscona biswasiNeoscona blondeliNeoscona bomdilaensis
Neoscona buchetiNeoscona byzanthinaNeoscona cereolella
Neoscona cheesmanaeNeoscona chiariniiNeoscona chongzuoensis
Neoscona chrysanthusiNeoscona cruciferaNeoscona decolor
Neoscona dhruvaiNeoscona dhumaniNeoscona domiciliorum
Neoscona dostinikeaNeoscona dyaliNeoscona enucleata
Neoscona facundoiNeoscona flavescensNeoscona flavopunctata
Neoscona floriataNeoscona goliathNeoscona govindai
Neoscona grantiNeoscona hirtaNeoscona holmi
Neoscona huzaifiNeoscona inustaNeoscona isatis
Neoscona jindoensisNeoscona jinghongensisNeoscona kabiri
Neoscona kisanganiNeoscona kivuensisNeoscona kunmingensis
Neoscona lacteaNeoscona leucaspisNeoscona lipana
Neoscona lotanNeoscona maculaticepsNeoscona marcanoi
Neoscona mellotteeiNeoscona menghaiensisNeoscona molemensis
Neoscona moreliNeoscona mukerjeiNeoscona multiplicans
Neoscona murthyiNeoscona nasidaeNeoscona nautica
Neoscona notandaNeoscona novellaNeoscona oaxacensis
Neoscona oditesNeoscona oriemindoroanaNeoscona orientalis
Neoscona orizabensisNeoscona parambikulamensisNeoscona pavida
Neoscona penicillipesNeoscona platnickiNeoscona plebeja
Neoscona polyspinipesNeoscona pratensisNeoscona pseudonautica
Neoscona pseudoscyllaNeoscona punctigeraNeoscona quadrigibbosa
Neoscona quincaseaNeoscona rahamaniNeoscona rapta
Neoscona raydakensisNeoscona rufipalpisNeoscona sanghi
Neoscona sanjivaniNeoscona scyllaNeoscona scylloides
Neoscona semilunarisNeoscona shillongensisNeoscona simoni
Neoscona sinhagadensisNeoscona sodomNeoscona stanleyi
Neoscona subfuscaNeoscona subpullataNeoscona tedgenica
Neoscona theisiNeoscona tianmenensisNeoscona triangula
Neoscona triramusaNeoscona ujavalaiNeoscona usbonga
Neoscona utahanaNeoscona vigilansNeoscona xiquanensis
Neoscona xishanensisNeoscona yadongensisNeoscona 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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