Gea heptagon

Photograph taken by on Saturday, August 20, 2016
Gea heptagon

Gea heptagon

I’m not entirely happy with this image, as it isn’t nearly as sharp as it could be. This is a smallish spider and I’m pretty sure it is a Gea heptagon, the only Gea species listed for USA in the world spider catalog. She’s one of the many orb weavers and I think the web is quite nice. This one was down in the grass on the edge of the garden and considering the number of small flying and jumping insects in our lawn, I suspect she does very well for herself. I’ll try to get back with some additional lighting and see if I can do better, but for now, this image will have to suffice to keep you looking over your shoulder (and around your ankles).

One Response to Gea heptagon

  1. HannaH

    WOWZERS, Hennery! Not only is this a spider I’ve never seen before, but I KNOW I’ve never seen a web like this!
    Astounding!