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Gasteracantha fornicata

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Species:
Gasteracantha fornicata
(RM)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
On green leaves or a small web in rainforest settings but rarely in open forest settings; its colour may be yellow to reddish
Toxicity:
Unknown; This spider may be too small to be harmful to humans and is not aggressive
Gasteracantha fornicata
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Another view
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Another view
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Underneath female
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Female and eggs

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Austracantha minax.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 30 July 2013.