Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Araneus gemmoides, commonly known as Cat-faced Spider, belongs to the genus Araneus, in the family Araneidae. Araneus gemmoides spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus gemmoides includes 2 countries and 2 states in the United States. Araneus gemmoides is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of December.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Araneus
  • Species: Araneus gemmoides

Other Common Names

Cat-faced Spider, Jewel Spider, Plains Orbweaver


Ralph Vary Chamberlin & Wilton Ivie, 1935

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 19, 2018 by Spider ID member kpmitch. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Araneus gemmoides sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Araneus gemmoides spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Araneus gemmoides has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2).

Location and Range

Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Araneus gemmoides has also been sighted in the following states: Minnesota, Washington.


Araneus gemmoides has been primarily sighted during the month of December.

  • January: 1
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  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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