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Spiny Orb Spider

Macracantha arcuata


Spiders with elongated spines.


Tropical Forest in hospital campus.


This is probably the first photograph of this species from India. It has been described from Assam in this article:

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

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 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 8 years ago

Love those spines - great spotting Mr Ismavel.

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Beauty Vijay

JOHN2 8 years ago

Nice capture & share!

ManojBhojwani 8 years ago

This is amazing!!!!!!!

Sophia DiPaolo
Sophia DiPaolo 8 years ago

Love it

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

It's a fantastic pair, Vijay!

Assam, India

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

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