Gasteracantha geminata
(Oriental Spiny Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Gasteracantha geminata, commonly known as Oriental Spiny Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Gasteracantha, in the family Araneidae. Gasteracantha geminata spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Gasteracantha geminata includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Gasteracantha geminata is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Oriental Spiny Orb-weaver


(Fabricius, 1798)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Gasteracantha geminata (Oriental Spiny Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 19, 2018 by Spider ID member hajara. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Gasteracantha geminata sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 67% of the time, Gasteracantha geminata spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Gasteracantha geminata has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (2). High foliage (2).

Location and Range

Gasteracantha geminata (Oriental Spiny Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: India.


Gasteracantha geminata has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 1
  • February:
  • March: 1
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  • November: 1
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Featured Pictures

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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 19, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconNov 30, 2017
  • Hajara
  • Location iconCalicut, Kerala, India, India
  • Comment icon1 Comments
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