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Neoscona Sp.

Neoscona Sp. are hairy field spiders with a round abdomen which overhangs the carapace. The genus Neoscona is similar to Caerostris being nocturnal and cryptically coloured. The legs are equipped with numerous spines. During the day this spider takes refuge amongst leaves and in or under bark. Neoscona species are very variable in colour. This is the spider responsible for the mysterious orb web found spanning from gutter to balustrade at night only to be missing next morning. The orb-web is constructed at night, shortly after dark. once complete the host will position herself head down at the hub (centre) of the web waiting for prey to fly into the web. At the first sign of sunrise, the spider will remove its web only leaving the bridge line and a few supporting threads for construction next evening. Neoscona will be found resting under the gutter during the day. As the common name implies these spiders occur in the field among grasses and bushes. The toxicity of the venom of this spider, which is small and non-aggressive, is uncertain but may cause mild illness.
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NEOSCONA SEMARAK

Reply: This looks very similar to the spider below - Neoscona sp!! - glen

16 February, 2017:
Hello, I found this spider here where I live on a shack in the woods. I live in Baguio City, Philippines. I've tried looking up this spider in many ways. The body seems like perhaps an orb weaver of some kind. But the hard plate top makes me think of the crab spiders. I've never seen markings like this. Any ideas? -- David

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Reply: Have identified this one as Neoscona sp SEMARAK - glen

 22 January, 2017:
Hello Glen. I am Awan from Malaysia. I came across this spider while I am outside, walking in the palm tree plantation. It is so small like maybe 6 - 10mm in diameter. It has no web. It was rested on a leaf when I found it. Is it a spider that jumping around to get its meal? I really hope you can identified this spider. Thank you.

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