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Spiny orb-weaver

Gasteracantha sp.

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. 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."

Notes:

トゲグモ属 - Orb-weavers' bites are generally harmless to humans.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago
Spiny orb-weaver
Gasteracantha sp. Spiny orb-weaver


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53 Comments (1–25)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Fascinating video wonderful shots Congratulations :)

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Cool spotting! Congrats on SOTD.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 10 years ago

Congratulations!!!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Congratulations on your awesome spider, photos and video.

Arun
Arun 10 years ago

Awesome ... Cngrts ToshimiDowaki :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Congratulations, Toshimi - great shot as usual.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 10 years ago

A lot of comments, I thank you very much!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Excellent, Toshimi. Congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Great shots & video, Congratulations on your SOTD !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi

AdamBT
AdamBT 10 years ago

Congrats Toshimi!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Spectacular . Congratulations.

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Awesome! Congrats!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Great clicks. Congrats.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi :)

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

congrats Toshimi ...well deserved SOTD!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

that's a great video,,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi,,,

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! Cool spotting!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 10 years ago

Wow! That's great news for me.
Thank you Yasser!
Thank you everyone!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD and for sharing all of your Beautiful Pics !

tibiprada
tibiprada 10 years ago

Nice shot.. good job !

seemanair03
seemanair03 10 years ago

Great pics and excellent video. Thanks for sharing!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Congratulations!

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

Toshimi, the awesome abdomen of this gorgeous Spiny Orb-weaver has earned you Spotting of the Day honors. You have a great collection of wildlife spottings and thanks for sharing them with our community. We hope to see many more.

"Spiny orb-weaver is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. Although their shell is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider."

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ToshimiDowaki
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ToshimiDowaki

จังหวัดสระบุรี, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 4, 2011
Submitted on Dec 4, 2011

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