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Kite spider

Gasteracanthus sanguinolenta

Description:

Gasteracanthus sanguinolenta, is a diurnal species that occupies the higher zones amongst trees, a metre, and higher, above the ground. The abdomen is wider than long, coloured red, yellow and black and porcelain-like with six projections on the abdomen - two laterally and two posteriorly. Ventrally Gasteracanthus sanguinolenta is black with red spots. The legs are short and black. This is typically a tropical and sub-tropical species but its range extends along the south coast as far as Cape Town.

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2 Comments

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 7 years ago

Thanks buddy!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

Beautiful Shot!

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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