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Spinny backed orb weaver



The ORBWEAVER looks like it has a crab like shell with thorns on its back.The ORBWEAVER eats dragonflies, ladybugs and flies. Some people wounder if spider's have their own way of moving well some do butt the ORBWEAVER moves like eny other kind of spider.


The ORBWEAVER's came from Mozambique, Africa. Other ORBWEAVER's live in the south of the U.S.A.The ORBWEAVER will make it's web on patios and gardens.


I took the picture at my house but have seen it on campus. When the female makes the egg sack it dies the male dies 1 week later after reproduction.

1 Species ID Suggestions

BugEric 10 years ago
Spinybacked Orbweaver
Gasteracantha cancriformis Species Gasteracantha cancriformis - Spinybacked Orbweaver - BugGuide.Net

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TeresaTrumbleThomas 10 years ago

Nice work, Wyatt! Please edit the text of your spotting for correct spelling, punctuation, etc.

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arnott.myles 10 years ago

Me and wyatt see them around our houses all the time it's pretty cool.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

Cjagentdave 10 years ago

Nice pic were did u get iy

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Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

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