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Arboreal Orbweaver

Neoscona crucifera


A female orb weaver tucked into a leaf near her web.


In the lower branches of a tall tree. She was found beside her web in the evening. This was a densely forested area beside the Arkansas River. They are typically nocturnal, but females may become diurnal in autumn. The national park is called Cadron Settlement.


This spider is also called a Spotted Orbweaver and Hentz's Orbweaver. They are often found a "rusty red" color, which the sharp evening sun highlights in this picture.

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2019
Submitted on Sep 14, 2019

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