Gasteracantha cancriformis
(Spiny-backed Orb-weaver)

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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 3 cm in diameter. Wikipedia

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BugmanDan

Hi. Ooo, one of my favorite spiders. Nice find.

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