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Cat-faced Spider

Araneus gemmoides


A pretty neat spider who decided to build her web against one of our windows. We named her Morticia, and she hung out with us until she disappeared during the winter. She is a cat-faced spider, part of the orb-weaver family.


She lived against our window, as most of these spiders like to live on the sides of buildings, near lights, and in closed areas.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations EmmyLeeAnne, this fantastic Cat-faced Spider and neat descriptions have earned you your first Spotting of the Day!

"Bringing a Cheshire Cat-like grin to your Monday with this Cat-faced Spider (Araneus gemmoides) as our Spotting of the Day!
Learn everything you need to know about cat-faced spiders in this blog piece by Project Noah ranger Eric Eaton, a.k.a. Bug Eric: "



Bozeman, Montana, USA

Lat: 45.67, Long: -111.05

Spotted on Sep 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 25, 2017

Spotted for mission

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