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Species Neoscona utahana

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Neoscona (Spotted Orbweavers)
Species utahana (Neoscona utahana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Chamberlin. Year first published: 1919, as Aranea utahana.
Size
Body length (excluding legs) 6-11 millimeters.(1) Adult males smaller than adult females.
Identification
On dorsal side of abdomen, look for a dark 'V'-shaped folium that is bordered on the outside by a thin white line.

Immature female:


Likely adult female:


Adult male:
Range
N. utahana - specific states shown on the map in Berman & Levi 1971(1) are Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. Also extends south into Mexico.
Habitat
Has been taken from under eaves of buildings in (at least) Texas.(1)
See Also
Other species of Neoscona.
Works Cited
1.The orb weaver genus Neoscona in North America (Araneae: Araneidae)
Jonathan Berman & Herbert Levi. 1971. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard 141: 465-500.