Location: Amazon Jungle, Ecuador
July 21, 2010 4:39 pm
please help me!
found this insect in the amazon jungle in ecuador and i’m really curious what it is!
We believe this is a spider and not an insect, but the angle of view of your photograph is not ideal to be able to distinguish body parts. This looks like a Spiny Orbweaver Spider, perhaps in the genus Micrathena. BugGuide has some images of North American species. We then found a match on Flickr identified as Micrathena cf raimondi.