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Barn Spider

Neoscona crucifera

Description:

The body was probably 3 cm. While we were around, it stayed mostly curled up like in the first and second photos.

Habitat:

Pine and oak forest in Brooker Creek Preserve

2 Species ID Suggestions

Barn Spider
Neoscona crucifera Species Neoscona crucifera - BugGuide.Net
Tropical orb weaver
Eriophora ravilla Species Eriophora ravilla - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

I agree, I don't think whoever is doing this is trying to be malicious. I just don't think it would have been difficult to ask for my permission or suggest that I post it on Bugguide myself like other Project Noah users have done in the past.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 6 years ago

Actually I think there's a bunch of your pictures. The green caterpillar is mine. I see that the ID here on those insect photos were given by ThomasCaelifera. The spider, the bettle, and the Orange moth. Maybe he has good intentions and was trying to help us with ID, but you shouldn't pass other people's pictures as your own. And I don't mean to accuse without being sure, but to me it looks suspicious.

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

I think it is ThomasCaelifera, because the account has my other spottings on bugguide that he has also suggested IDs for on my ProjectNoah spottings

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

No, but I will comment on it because I know bugguide also has a copyright policy for their spottings. I would have put it up myself if the person asked and really wanted to know that badly.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 6 years ago

Machi, someone ( I suspect from this site ) took one of my photos, cropped it and submit it to bugguide as their own. The name of the user in bugguide is Applesnapple's. I also recognize one of their pictures as actually yours. Do you know anything about it?
http://bugguide.net/bgimage/user/104140

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Nice spotting! This is certainly a species of orb weaver. The Tropical Orb Weaver seems to have pretty distinctive coloration, which this spider lacks. I think there is a good chance that this is a Barn Spider, Neoscona crucifera. Please take a look at both links to compare.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2015
Submitted on Jan 17, 2015

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