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Spiny Orbweaver

Gasteracantha geminata

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 (cf. genus Isoxya). 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." Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_orb-w... Ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_orb-weaver

Notes:

"Orb-weavers' bites are generally harmless to humans."

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Spiny Orbweaver
Gasteracantha geminata Spiny orb-weaver


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9 Comments

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you, Rieko.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you Smith Zoo.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Amazing find!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you, beaker98

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Very cool spider!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you so much for the Id, Dan and Chief.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Cool spotting. Here's a link showing the species.

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namitha
Spotted by
namitha

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 15, 2013

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