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Spiny-backed Orbweaver? | Gasteracantha cancriformis (Araneidae)
« on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 10:20:20 AM »
I found this spider at Brownsberg, Suriname, February '17. I named it Spiny-backed Orbweaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis, because it looks exactly like this species that I recognized from the Gambia, West-Africa. No idea if this species is also on this side of the big pond?

Any thoughts appreciated!

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« Last Edit: Tue, 20 February 2018, 06:19:23 PM by Auke »
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Re: Spiny-backed Orbweaver?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 06:19:00 PM »
Hello Klaas,

I've not yet spotted this species in Suriname myself, but I agree that this is apparently a Gasteracantha cancriformis. The various species of spiny spiders you usually find in Suriname belong mostly to the genus Micrathena, which makes this one extra nice.

Thanks for sharing with us!