Spiny Orb Weaver aka Crab Spider – 2/14/13

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I found this fellow or lady a couple of days ago.  The wind has been strong so I wasn’t able to get pictures until today.  It is located between my fence and my Firebush and was at a perfect height for me to get some great pictures.

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The scientific name for this little spider is Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus).  They are not know to cause a problem to humans if bitten.  Here is the Florida website for the Spiny Orb Weaver.

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Some prey neatly packed away.

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4 Responses to Spiny Orb Weaver aka Crab Spider – 2/14/13

  1. unaprune says:

    That is one amazing looking spider…I only ever see very boring black ones here in Ireland

  2. stanito says:

    It is so beautiful, woww, I’ve never seen a spider like this and to say that in Latin America we have tons. Thanks for sharing!

  3. thebeadden says:

    Never seen a spider like this before. Thanks for sharing.

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