Gasteracantha elipsoides: "Come Into My Parlor"

Spiny-back orb weaver
Hi – just wanted to add to your spiny-back orb weaver collection. Wish I had known about this site last year when I first found this guy and didn’t know what he was! Decided to feed him anyway and got some pics. Enjoy!

Hi Gregory,
What a nice photo of the Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver.

Ed. Note:  August 16, 2011
This spider is more commonly classified as
Gasteracantha cancriformis.  See bugguide.

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