Neoscona subfusca (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Description of Neoscona subfusca (Common hairy field spider)

Physical Characteristics

Colour and markings very variable.

Female 5 to 11.5 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown, brown or grey with a dark leaf-like pattern. This pattern is not always clearly visible.
Carapace yellow-brown, brown or gray with a broad light median band.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 4 to 6.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Mainly in citrus trees. In addition, also in other trees and shrubs in warm, dry areas.


Common in the Mediterranean area.


The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.