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Shield Spider

Description:

Shield Spider on Coffee plant.

Notes:

May be due to the shield, this buddy was quite bold enough to strike a pose.

2 Species ID Suggestions

spiny orb weaver
Gasteracantha arcuata Spiny orb-weaver from Wikipedia
Spiny Orb Weaver
Gasteracantha dalyi Gasteracantha dalyi - Wikispecies


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17 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

ID must be Western ghat Spiny orb-weavers or Daly's Spiny Spider for specie- Gasteracantha dalyi

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

AMAZING!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I think Chun's suggestion is accurate if checked following link...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Horned...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Wow!

cm.galvin
cm.galvin 9 years ago

Great look to this guy!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

fantastic find !
welcome to project noah Parag!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Awesome!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome!
Welcome to the Community drparagpathak!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

What a great spotting!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

I love coffee... but not that much! HA! LOL! WOW! Look at those long spikes. These are very cool spiders. HA!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Certainly a Thorny or Spiny spider...!!
Dr. Parag.. can you mention exact location on map..?
Or it is spotted in Bengaluru city..?

drparagpathak
drparagpathak 9 years ago

Thanx eric for the link..

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Uau! Very diferent !!!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Stunning!

EricEllison
EricEllison 9 years ago

nice spotting. didnt know about these..heres another link with pictures of the species.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/2984756...

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Wow grandioso futurista

drparagpathak
Spotted by
drparagpathak

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Mar 18, 2010
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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