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Asian spiny-backed orbweaver

Gasteracantha mammosa


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


Seen in Rainbow Falls State Park, tropical rainforest.


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

1 Species ID Suggestions

Burnuhwill 11 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 11 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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