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Horned spider

Gasteracantha arcuata

Description:

Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen. These spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm in diameter (measured from spike to spike). Although their shell is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider. Orb-weavers' bites are generally harmless to humans.

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

beautiful & amazing

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15 Comments

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

What a cool spider! Good spotting arthroprod!

arthroprod
arthroprod 8 years ago

see and read more about this shooting here http://www.arthroprod.com/gasteracantha/...

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Great macro shot & great composition!

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 8 years ago

Great!!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 8 years ago

amazing!

injica
injica 8 years ago

Beautiful :) tnx for sharing

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful series !

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Fantastic photos!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Wow! What a beauty!

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful series.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great spotting.

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 8 years ago

Fascinating!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Beautiful pictures!

arthroprod
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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 4, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2013

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