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Shorthorn Kite Spider

Gasteracantha sanguinolenta

Description:

tiny spider, 5 - 9mm

Habitat:

evergreen forest, 1500m

Notes:

I spotted this in the Bvumba mountains.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Shorthorn Kite Spider
Gasteracantha sanguinolenta SANBI: Gasteracantha sanguinolenta | iSpot


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2 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks for the correction bayucca. My bad, they look very similar.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

G. cancriformis is a neotropical species and not found in Malawi. Yours should be Gasteracantha sanguinolenta.
http://wsc.nmbe.ch/species/4036/Gasterac...

dandoucette
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dandoucette

Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Feb 24, 2015
Submitted on Oct 4, 2015

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