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Curved Long-Spined Spider- Macracantha arcuata ♀ | by PF T.J.
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Curved Long-Spined Spider- Macracantha arcuata ♀

This spider is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre and beautiful out there due to its brilliant colours and of course, the two long protruding abdominal spines.

 

As wonderful as they may be, I am always amazed at how this particular species of spider (along with those of the genus Gasteracantha) manages to survive in the wild- although tough, the weird abdominal shapes actually hinders their movements significantly. The relatively short legs mean that they cannot really handle larger preys and have to rely very heavily on their large web constructions for food.

 

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Taken on October 3, 2014