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Gasteracantha versicolor
(Long-winged Kite Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Gasteracantha versicolor, commonly known as Long-winged Kite Spider, belongs to the genus Gasteracantha, in the family Araneidae. Gasteracantha versicolor spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Gasteracantha versicolor includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Gasteracantha versicolor is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Long-winged Kite Spider


(Walckenaer, 1841)

Primary Colors

Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Gasteracantha versicolor (Long-winged Kite Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 14, 2019 by Spider ID member patpoole. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Gasteracantha versicolor sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Gasteracantha versicolor spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Gasteracantha versicolor has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Forest (1).

Location and Range

Gasteracantha versicolor (Long-winged Kite Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: South Africa.


Gasteracantha versicolor has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

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Additional Remarks


Featured Pictures

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