Have you ever been scrounging around your attic or basement and turned smack dab into a spider web? Spiders really can inhabit just about anywhere they want and everywhere you don't. It is their very web that allows them to do this and is why it is what I will be discussing before telling you about the actual location of the spider. 

The Neoscona oaxacensis has the preference for creating its web in edge areas, an example being forest gaps (Pascoe 1980). One common misconception about this species is that its web properties increase with its ontogenic stage, when the truth is it is entirely dependent upon the body size  and weight of the species (Sensenig, et al. 2011). All the properties of the spiral web that aid in capturing the prey increase with developmental growth compared to the dragline properties that stay consistent throughout ontogeny and seem to be operating optimally throughout their entire lives (Sensenig, et al. 2011). As the spider grows, the web will become more elastic as well allowing them to span their webs across a greater area and inhabit even odder places. This species is known for their retreats, or hiding spots usually in bundles of leaves or the hollows of bark (Pascoe 1980). 

To learn more about the spiders web, check it out under nutrition and adaptation!

Nutrition and Adaptation

This particular spider can be found almost throughout the entire country of the U.S. and Canada. 

The specific states the Neoscona inhabits are : AB, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NB, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NS, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PQ, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY (Balaban 2005).

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