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Species Gea heptagon

Orb weaver - Gea heptagon Seven-sided Orb Weaver - Gea heptagon Orb Weaver (Gea heptagon) - Gea heptagon Gea heptagon? - Gea heptagon Spider for ID. - Gea heptagon Spider for ID. - Gea heptagon Gea heptagon - female Unknown spider - Gea heptagon
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Gea
Species heptagon (Gea heptagon)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Apparently English heptagon- "seven-sided shape", from Greek heptagonos ('επταγωνος)

This is probably a noun in apposition, which would mean it doesn't have to agree with the genus name in gender.
Range
New Jersery south to Florida, west to Michigan, Kansas, and Texas and then to California. (1)
Remarks
The only Gea sp. listed for USA in the world spider catalog.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.