Females die after producing the egg mass, and males die about six days after sperm induction to the female. This life span is less than a year! Click here to check out the reproduction process.

Males do not produce webs. Instead, they hang from a single thread off the female’s web. Females construct a new web each night! This is to prevent predation from birds.

These spiders are found in the southern region of the US between Southern California and North Carolina. Their range continues into regions down to Argentina. Click here for more information on the habitat.

Although they can be somewhat pests themselves, these spiders are very beneficial to farmers because they prey on pests that would otherwise invade citrus groves and other crops.

G. cancriformis is the only organism of its genus that lives in the New World region (Backyard Nature).