Hi! My boyfriend knows I like spiders, so he gave me this necklace a while back. (I have since told him I like them ALIVE, not dead.) I haven’t found what kind of spider it is though. I think it may be a spiny orbweaver of some sort. Did I guess right? I love your site, by the way! The pictures people send in are absolutely lovely. More power to you and the creepy crawlies that we share the earth with!
We agree that this is a Spiny Orb Weaver, but do not know the species. These lucite encased spiders and insects that are used as pendants and key chains are produced in China with local specimens.