Sunday Photo Hunting – 2016 Week #12

These tiny spiders live in our yard and there are a lot of them here. This one has a white back and is very common in Jamaica. The body has a star shape or looks like a tiny crab, therefore its common name is star spider or crab-like orbweaver spider. There are more colour combination of these spiders and my husband explained me, they use to play with them, when he was a child and each colour would have a “special power”. 🙂 He even told me, he didn’t know, that it is actually a spider, until he grew up.

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis – belly

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Gasteracantha cancriformis – back

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18 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Hunting – 2016 Week #12

  1. Those are wild. Do they have a shell?

  2. I don’t think I would touch it:)

  3. Great shots, Majka! 🙂
    We have a very similar species in central Illinois! It looks pretty much the same. I guess they get around!

    • I would like to see the yellow one. It looks very nice on photos I found and I like the yellow/black combination 🙂

  4. They are called Spined Micrathenas here. In the summer, we have some that live in the trees on our riverbank. It’s the females that get large like that. The males are very small. 🙂

  5. They look very different from the spiders I know. Are thy poisonous? Great shots, Majka.

    • No, they aren’t poisonous, but I’m still afraid to touch them ☺ They don’t live in Europe, I saw them for first time here in Jamaica, but they live in US, Central America, other Caribbean countries, Philippines, South Africa and Australia.

  6. It’s so tiny🕵

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