Gasteracantha cancriformis

 In Gasteracantha cancriformis

This is a Gasteracantha cancriformis. It has many different common names, including star spider, spiny orbweaver spider, crab-like orbweaver spider, jewel spider, spiny-bellied orbweaver and jewel box spider, and it is found throughout the tropics.


This specimen is a female, and they are between 5-9mm long. Their colors vary greatly between sex, individual and location.

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