Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brown Spinybacked Orbweaver Spider (Gasteracantha sp.) Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This Brown Spinybacked Orbweaver spider is from the family of Araneidae under genus of Gasteracantha. The color of its upperside abdomen is all brown. It has six black abdominal spine-like projections on the abdomen. The size of this spider is about 10 mm
The species which looks similar to this spider is Gasteracantha fornicata.

Scientific Classification:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Araneidae - Orb Weavers
Genus : Gasteracantha

Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1982/bgimage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasteracantha_fornicata

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