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Spiny Orb Spider

Macracantha arcuata

Description:

Spiders with elongated spines.

Habitat:

Tropical Forest in hospital campus.

Notes:

This is probably the first photograph of this species from India. It has been described from Assam in this article: www.zoosprint.org/ZooPrintJournal/2004/N...

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8 Comments

Thank you. This is probably the first photograph of this (rare) species from India.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 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!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Love those spines - great spotting Mr Ismavel.

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Beauty Vijay

JOHN2
JOHN2 5 years ago

Nice capture & share!

ManojBhojwani
ManojBhojwani 5 years ago

This is amazing!!!!!!!

Sophia DiPaolo
Sophia DiPaolo 5 years ago

Love it

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

It's a fantastic pair, Vijay!

Assam, India

Spotted on Apr 16, 2015
Submitted on May 10, 2015

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