Crablike Spiny Orbweaver: Gasteracantha fornicata

An Australian Red & Yellow Spide
Hi There,
I saw this pretty spider while walking through the Atherton Tablelands in Northern Australia. I’ve been searching the internet and trying to find out what it is! A friend suggested that I check your site out and ask. I know you’re swamped but if you’ve a moment, please help and thanks in advance! Cheers,

Hi Jennifer,
This spider looked enough like one of the Crablike Spiny Orbweavers in the genus Gasteracantha that we tried a web search. We quickly found a photo of Gasteracantha fornicata on Wikipedia, and it appears to be a perfect match to your spider.

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