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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 8 years ago
Spiny orb-weaver
Gasteracantha sp. Spiny orb-weaver


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60 Comments (1–25)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Fascinating video wonderful shots Congratulations :)

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Cool spotting! Congrats on SOTD.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Congratulations!!!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Congratulations on your awesome spider, photos and video.

Arun
Arun 7 years ago

Awesome ... Cngrts ToshimiDowaki :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Congratulations, Toshimi - great shot as usual.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

A lot of comments, I thank you very much!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Excellent, Toshimi. Congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Great shots & video, Congratulations on your SOTD !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi

AdamBT
AdamBT 7 years ago

Congrats Toshimi!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Spectacular . Congratulations.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Awesome! Congrats!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Great clicks. Congrats.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi :)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

congrats Toshimi ...well deserved SOTD!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

that's a great video,,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Congratulations Toshimi,,,

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! Cool spotting!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

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

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

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

Nice shot.. good job !

SeemaApril
SeemaApril 7 years ago

Great pics and excellent video. Thanks for sharing!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Congratulations!

Yasser
Yasser 7 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

Lat: 14.43, Long: 100.96

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

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