No Common Name Gea heptagon  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Araneidae   >   Genus Gea   

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Capable of rapid color change as a defense mechanism. "Like many orbweavers, Gea drops from its web when disturbed and when it hits the ground pulls in its legs and plays dead. At the same time, the creamy colors on the abdomen blush dark brown, camouflaging the spider against the dark ground." (R. Borchelt, pers. comm.)

There are 13 records in the project database.

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A Gea heptagon in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2018). Determined by Lynette Elliott/BugGuide. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Gea heptagon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Gea heptagon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Gea heptagon in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/16/2006). Determined by Jeff Hollenbeck/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Gea heptagon in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/10/2017). Photo by Mary Ann Daly. (MBP list)

Gea heptagon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/3/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Gea heptagon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2011). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)


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