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Spiny Orb-Weaver

Gasteracantha fornicata


Local creek.

1 species ID suggestions

ShannaB 6 years ago
Spiny Orb-Weaver Spider
Gasteracantha fornicata Gasteracantha fornicata


ShannaB 6 years ago

No worries at all. Now I just have to spot one myself. : )

LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Thank you harsuame & was driving me nuts too! I know I'd seen it, but for the life of me could not find him anywhere!! Thanks so much for your persistence & for finding an ID :) Great job!

harsuame 6 years ago

Genial imagen!!

ShannaB 6 years ago

Got it! See species ID suggestion. : )

ShannaB 6 years ago

Hi Leanne, this spotting is doing my head in! I'm SURE I've seen an ID for one of these somewhere... I'd say they're some sort of Jewel/Spiny spider but I can't confirm the species. There are some shots around that ID them as Austracantha minax but I can't see how that's the case unless they come in two really different forms!

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.42, Long: 149.22

Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2012

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