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Spiny Orbweaver

Micrathena sp

Description:

a type of orb weaver. I thought I had spotted this before but can't find it in my spottings. not sure of the species.

Habitat:

cloudforest, 2400m

Notes:

I spotted this in Santuario Otun Quimbaya.

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10 Comments

William Galvis
William Galvis a year ago

Micrathena decorata, an endemic spider from Colombia!

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Possibly the best Spiny orb weaver I've ever seen.

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Super!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks vivian, Gilma, Landmark, dotun, Mark and bayucca for the comments and confirmation.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Agree with Micrathena sp., unfortunately there are as I remember more than 50 species in Colombia...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fabulous Dan.

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Yes, obviously a spiny orb-weaver

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

it looks like a spiny orbweaver, dunno exact sp.

Nice picture of a Micrathena Sp., dandoucette.

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 6 years ago

really fabulous!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Risaralda, Colombia

Lat: 4.89, Long: -75.66

Spotted on Dec 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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