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Spiny Orb Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha sp.) by melvynyeo Spiny Orb Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha sp.) by melvynyeo
Cute little fellow.  Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_or…
Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen (cf. genus Isoxya). These spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm in diameter (measured from spike to spike). Although their shell is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider.

Orb-weavers' bites are generally harmless to humans.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Kind of looks like the results of a spider falling in love with a checkerboard... Love its abdomen patterns, this picture's really cool, nice shot! 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks! :)
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PepperedSoda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Artist
i found one in my back yard. D: I think its gone but i didnt know it was harmless
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
:)
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PepperedSoda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Artist
:3
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish we had beautiful spiders like this one in germany.
She looks absolutely stunning and i smply love all of your photographs.
The details in your photographs are stunning!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks! :)
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esemese Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
Love the little fella.... great pic!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks! :)
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igarcia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They look odd, but they are really cool because they are odd looking.
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