The Crossed Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera) is an orb-weaver spider that comes in many different shapes and sizes. It is usually shades of brown or orange and has a cross shape on its abdomen.
This species is common in the mountains, open woodlands, and shrub lands of San Diego County and builds large webs on buildings, fences, and patios. It is mostly active at night.
This spider may bite if disturbed or harassed, but the venom is harmless to humans. The male Crossed Orbweaver is generally smaller than the female, but similar in color.
To see more photographs of the Crossed Orbweaver, please visit the BugGuide’s website.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ken Thomas