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Gasteracantha sanguinolenta
(Short-horn Kite Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Gasteracantha sanguinolenta, commonly known as Short-horn Kite Spider, belongs to the genus Gasteracantha, in the family Araneidae. Gasteracantha sanguinolenta spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Gasteracantha sanguinolenta includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Gasteracantha sanguinolenta is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Shorthorn Kite Spider


C. L. Koch, 1844

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Gasteracantha sanguinolenta (Short-horn Kite Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 3, 2023 by Spider ID member ousman. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Gasteracantha sanguinolenta sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Gasteracantha sanguinolenta (Short-horn Kite Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Ghana, Zambia.


Gasteracantha sanguinolenta has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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  • March: 1
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  • November: 1
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Featured Pictures

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  • Submitted Calendar iconNov 3, 2023
  • Photographed Picture iconNov 3, 2023
  • Ousman
  • Location iconAccra Girls' Senior High School, Mamobi, Accra, Ghana
  • Comment icon1 Comments
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