Gea heptagon
(Heptagonal Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Gea heptagon, commonly known as Heptagonal Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Gea, in the family Araneidae. Gea heptagon spiders have been sighted 8 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Gea heptagon includes 1 countries and 6 states in the United States. Gea heptagon is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Heptagonal Orb-weaver, Seven-sided Orb-weaver

Author

Hentz, 1850

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Sightings Overview

There have been 8 confirmed sightings of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 17, 2019 by Spider ID member galvantula. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 8 sightings because of certain Gea heptagon sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 63% of the time, Gea heptagon spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 8)
  • Sex: 1 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Gea heptagon has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). On flower (1). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Gea heptagon has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina.

Seasonality

Gea heptagon has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April: 2
  • May: 2
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December:

Featured Pictures

Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Male Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gea heptagon (Heptagonal Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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