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Kite Spider

Gasteracantha falcicornis


Colourful spider with horn-like structures.


The people I was with in Tanzania described it as the "Buffalo Spider".

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Aciinonyx 4 years ago

Wow great! It's awesome to be nominated! Too bad I can't really find any more info bout habitat about that specific species.. I'll try looking into it some more, maybe a more general habitat description of other Gasteracantha is easier to find!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

VinceAdam 4 years ago

Superb looking spider. We have some from the same species in Malaysia but not like the one you showed .

JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

What a ridiculously awesome spider!

Aciinonyx 4 years ago

Sure thing Ava! Consider it done! :)

CalebSteindel 4 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Spotted by

Morogoro, Morogoro, Tanzania

Lat: -6.82, Long: 37.67

Spotted on Feb 26, 2015
Submitted on Feb 26, 2015

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