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Rainbow Spiny Orb-weaver

Gasteracantha westringi

Description:

Very colourful spider found hanging in a web, approx. 1.5cm across.

Habitat:

Monsoon rainforest


1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Rainbow Spiny Orb Weaver
Gasteracantha westringi Gasteracantha westringi Keyserling, 1863 Westring's Spiny Spider


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25 Comments (1–25)

Vinny
Vinny 2 years ago

No worries Thalita.

MelindaKiser
MelindaKiser 2 years ago

WOW, I'm amazed. That is spectacular!

ThalitaMorais
ThalitaMorais 2 years ago

Hi Vinny, can I post your picture on my blog on a post about orb spiders? With your credit and a direct link to this address, of curse

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Unbelievable!

Great spotting Vinny,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Love the spiny orb weavers. Never imagined one this gorgeous!

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Congrats! Amazing! I think your second photo is my favourite because it shows more of the pattern with a better angle but they are both great.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Vinny!

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Congrats Vinny

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Mark*

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Cheers ark, things sure are a lot more colourful up north :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congrats Vinny. Extraordinary spider!

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Thanks guys, glad people appreciate the colourful little guy:)

congrats...

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Vinny, this colorful orbweaver is our Spotting of the Day!

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Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Thanks for comments everyone, apparently it is only the females that are colourful like this and the males are a rather bland brown colour!

Extraordinary !

Nayeli
Nayeli 4 years ago

it looks awesome, cool find!

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 4 years ago

What a stunning creature!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Wonderful spotting Vinny.... What a colorful spider!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Wonderfully colourful - so not Victorian ! Lovely spotting,Vinny.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Wow! Amazing shots Vinny. That is a beautiful spider :)

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Thanks for the I.D bayucca, really happy to have a name for this one!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

What an awesome looking spider!

Vinny
Spotted by
Vinny

Northern Territory, Australia

Lat: -12.58, Long: 131.30

Spotted on Sep 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 5, 2015

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