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 15 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus gemmoides includes 2 countries and 5 states in the United States. Araneus gemmoides is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

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, Ritz Cracker Spider

Author

Ralph Vary Chamberlin & Wilton Ivie, 1935

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Sightings Overview

There have been 15 confirmed sightings of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on July 29, 2019 by Spider ID member marsey-dotes. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 15 sightings because of certain Araneus gemmoides sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 47% of the time, Araneus gemmoides spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 15)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Araneus gemmoides has been sighted 14 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (11). Ground layer (3).

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: Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Washington.

Seasonality

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

  • January: 1
  • February:
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  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September: 3
  • October: 8
  • November: 1
  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

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