April 26, 2015

gasteracantha cancriformis

A cropped section of my entry for the Illustraciencia Scientific Illustration contest. (sorry for the watermark) First time trying scientific illustrations so fingers crossed,wish me luck!

I chose the gasteracantha cancriformis (Orb-weaver spider). Their name is from the spikes that are found on their abdomen. The females are larger and have a more colourful abdomen with 6 spikes. Not harmful to us humans! They are mostly found in florida, but there are some in East Malaysia! :) 

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