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Neoscona adianta 1.jpg
Neoscona adianta from Belgium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Neoscona
E. Simon, 1864[1]

N. adianta
N. crucifera
N. domiciliorum
N. hentzi
N. mellotteei
N. oaxacensis
N. utahana
  and many more, see list

81 species

Neoscona is a genus of spider in the family Araneidae (araneids) with a mostly pantropical distribution. One species, N. adianta, has a palearctic distribution, and several species occur in North America.

There is a characteristic longitudinal groove on the carapace which separates all species of Neoscona from species of Araneus.[2]


Neoscona was first separated from other araneids in the now obsolete genus Epeira by Eugène Simon in 1864, initially only as a group rather than a genus. The name Neoscona was derived from νέω, spin, and σχοῐνος, reed or rush.[3]


  1. ^ "Gen. Neoscona Simon, 1864", World Spider Catalog Version 16.5, retrieved 2015-09-18 
  2. ^ University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum
  3. ^ Simon, E. (1864), Histoire naturelle des araignées (aranéides), Paris , p. 261

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