Gasteracantha hasselti
(Hasselt's Spiny Spider)

Picture ID 3533

Picture of Gasteracantha hasselti (Hasselt's Spiny Spider) - Female - Dorsal

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Gasteracantha cancriformis

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Filed to species, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂


My mistake, I don’t know why I let this one slip by me, I knew they had a wide range but it’s not that wide … I took your word for it on the ID. There are others in the genus native to India. I will look through them in a bit.


It looks like Gasteracantha hasselti. There are a few others similar and a few I didn’t readily find an image for but it’s fits well enough I think to tentatively file it. Sorry about the mix-up, I almost always double check that sort of thing.

Note to admin.: species needed for G. hasselti.




Last sunday (Easter sunday), I was clearenging out some branches and bushes from a garden. I came upon at least 3 strange looking spiders that at first glance, looked like your photos of Gasteracantha Cancriformis, but the abdomen was brigth yellow, and look like the photo of G. hasselti, only that it had white stripes on its legs and where very tiny (I would calculate less than a 0.5 cm). The Place is in Matamoros Tamaulipas in Mexico, And it’s Across the Border From Brownsville Texas.


Unfortunely, I wasn’t able to take a pictured of them (or at least one of them), because my phone battery was out.