Spiny Orb Weaver from Africa

African Spider
November 4, 2009
While I was in Tanzania I happened upon a rather beautiful spider spinning is web. I think it is an African Horned Orb Weaver?
Gary Onstad
Tanzania

Spiny Orbweaver
Spiny Orbweaver

Dear Gary,
This is one of the Spiny Orbweavers, but we are uncertain of the species.  We have been posting some old letters and your lovely photo caught our eye.

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