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Asian spiny-backed orbweaver

Gasteracantha mammosa

Description:

An upside down, black, white and brown spiny spider suspended in a vibrating web.

Habitat:

Seen in Rainbow Falls State Park, tropical rainforest.

Notes:

Introduced to Hawaii in 1985. It can sting if you handle it or walk into its web.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Burnuhwill
Burnuhwill 9 years ago
Asian Spiny Backed Spider
Gasteracantha mammosa Asian Spiny Backed Spider from Hawaii | What's That Bug?


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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Hi Will.Burhan. Thank you for your suggestion!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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