Saturday, February 4, 2012

White Crab-like Orb Weavers Spider (Gasteracantha sp.) in Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This unique white crab-like orb weavers spider is from the family of Araneidae under genus of Gasteracantha. The size of this spider is about 8 mm. It has six black abdominal spine-like projections on the abdomen. The background color of the upper side abdomen is white. The leg is black with brown band at the joints of leg segments.
The species which looks similar to this spider is Gasteracantha cancriformis.


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

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