Spiny Orbweaver from Tanzania

Subject:  Strange Spider in Tanzania
Geographic location of the bug:  Moshi, Tanzania
Date: 07/06/2018
Time: 08:35 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I am staying in moshi Tanzania and came across this spider, so I took a photo of it and want to know what it is, if you could help that would be great 🙂
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Spiny Orbweaver

This is a Spiny Orbweaver in the genus Gasteracantha.  Based on this FlickR image, it appears to be Gasteracantha versicolor. though the individual pictured on EcoTourismus has much longer spines.  There it is called the Long-Winged Kite Spider.

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