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As members of the orb-weaver family of spiders, these amazing creatures build the typical circular web of their cousins across pathways so you can walk into them in the dark. The purpose of the disproportionately long body horns however remains a mystery. This is one of the larger individuals I have come across; each horn is about 45mm in length.
It looks like Micrathena cyanospina, but this specie is supposed to live in South America ...
What an unusual spider. Great spotting!
A belated congratulations on a spectacular spotting of the day!
Congratulations, this incredible spider photo is well deserving of SOTD!!!
Not surprised by your SOTD. Awesome and congratulations! Much-deserved. Very amazing spider.
Awesome spotting, congratulations!
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wonderful creature...thanks for sharing, Sinobug!
Wow! That's a sight to behold...congrats
you learn something new everyday !
Congratulations, what a fantastic SOTD!
Superb Spotting ! congratulations :)
Incredible spider, beautiful!! Congratulation on the SOTD, Sinobug!
Fantastic spotting well deserved congrats!
Congratulations on your SOTD!
Congratulations on this awe inspiring SotD !
Beautiful capture Sinobug,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing
Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013
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