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  Spiny-backed Orb-weaver

 

Vietnam

A yellow Spiny-backed Orb-weaver with dark brownish-black spikes and markings, including two bands that run across the shell and that are lined by tiny dots on the outside.

 

A similar spider, yet another individual, here seen from the underside. This species is known scientifically as Gasteracantha cancriformis, and in Thai it is referred to as maengmoom lang naam. Both spiders were spotted in Hue. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

 

  Spiny-backed Orb-weaver