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Spiny Orbweaver Spider

Gasteracantha cancriformis


Spotted this one by the side of the road along the SE coast of Maui.

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manifestphoto 7 years ago

Thanks John!

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago

According to this Wikipedia page:
G. cancriformis is extremely variable in coloration, and G. mammosa is a synonym of it (considered to be the same species).

manifestphoto 7 years ago

Yes, looks the same to me. There seems to be some disagreement on that page, though about whether this is Gasteracantha cancriformis or Gasteracantha mammosa. Anyone have expertise to distinguish between them?

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago
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Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2013

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