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Spiny-backed spider

Gasteracantha mammosa

Description:

This colorful orb weaver's body is about an inch wide and adorned with bumps and spots. Out of the web, it moves fairly slowly.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest garden.

Notes:

Apparently these were, like so many other plants and creatures in Hawaii, visitors that never left and multiplied like crazy. The blue-sky picture has dots: they're the dozens of these spiders hanging over everywhere. You have to swing a palm frond or stick in front and above you everywhere you walk or risk getting these spiders on you--and they bite!

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shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.50, Long: -154.94

Spotted on Apr 6, 2015
Submitted on Apr 7, 2015

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