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Spider Photos - Jewelled Spiders

Here's some photos of Jewelled spiders (Gasterocanthinae). For more information on these spiders, click here. For other types of spiders please select a section:
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GASTERACANTHA (1)

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JEWELLED SPIDER
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Gasteracantha Minax)

The Jewelled Spider is also known by its Latin name - Gasteracantha Minax, meaning "threatening and projecting". They are also known as spiny orb weavers and are part of the orb weaving spider family. This spider's body is very broad and grows to the size of a 20c piece, with its 8 legs being the length of a pin (fairly short for a spider). Its abdomen is strikingly coloured with bright yellows, orange or reds as well as white and black. Six stout spines (long and sharp) come from the border of the abdomen.

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8 August, 2017:
I am from the Philippines residing in Baguio City. I saw this spider and I was curious on what's it is called. It doesn't have a crab-like back. Thank you very much.  

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 24 October, 2016:
I just spotted this beautiful spider on my back porch. Just North of Houston Texas

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Reply: Gasteracantha versicolor!

19 October, 2016:
Hello Glen. I took this photo some years ago in northern South Africa (near Tzaneen). Probably about 2cm across It was on the windscreen of a Land Rover, and I almost put my hand on it. My host there was not sure if it was poisonous! Can you ID it please? regards Peter

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19 October, 2016:
These spiders were found developing from the same embryo. Eager to know their names.

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19 October, 2016:
Hi Glen, Please help us identify the spiders in the attached pictures. We think they belong to the orb weaver family but aren't sure. We stumbled accross them in the veld just outside of Cullinan. Regards Susan s

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19 October, 2016:
Yellow Orb spider pic from South Texas

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19 October, 2016:
Thanks Glen! Here are two more, if you are interested. By the way if you want to use any photos for any purpose, go ahead. Overton

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6 September, 2016:
Charlotte NC What its jason/pokemon gone crazy spider or whatever it is. My eyes and camera dont decieve me.
 

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20 September, 2015:
Charlotte NC

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4 July, 2015:
Hi, we found a spider today at New Caledonia. As I'm from Europe I have never seen such strange color and shape. Sure you can help me and blame on me if it is the "typical standard spider" you get twice a week. Looking it up it comes closest to Gasteracantha fornicata... If you  need a higher resolution just let me know. Thanks and best regards Christian

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4 June, 2015:
Glen, My wife and I found this spider in our backyard today. It had attached it's web to the fence a branch of our plum tree. We had never seen a spider like this before. We showed the pictures to several of our friends and none of them recognized either. I found your website and I think it resembles the Jeweled Spider shown on your website. Figured you would know if it is or isn't the same. Our major concern is if it's poisonous or not. It's not bothering us and if it's not a threat to us or our grandchildren were willing to to let "coexist" in peace, lol. Thanks, Rick & Sylvia

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4 May, 2015:
I just discovered this unusual spider in my garden along the coast of North Carolina. Not knowing what it was, I did some searching on the internet and could not find any site that said it has been found in this area. Do you have any more information about it? Thanks Eileen

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15 August, 2014:
I just discovered this unusual spider in my garden along the coast of North Carolina. Not knowing what it was, I did some searching on the internet and could not find any site that said it has been found in this area. Do you have any more information about it? Thanks Eileen

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15 August, 2014:
Did you also happen to know the name of this spider and where I can find more information on this fella?
Mary

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22 March, 2014:
I found your web site and love it! I am an attorney who fancies himself a spider-friendly amateur photographer. I have plenty of shots of spiders in my home and garden (in south Houston). Let me know if you are interested in seeing more of them. You can use these however you like. I took all the pictures with a Nikon D3000. (Sometimes I use a magnifying glass in front of my lens to cheat and get macro-like shots).
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14 April,  2013:
What kind is it
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25 June, 2012:
Any idea what this is? We live in a central florida neighborhood and I have never seen anything like this. It was building a web from a tree to a shrub in front of our front porch.  

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30 May, 2012:
Hello, I've been browsing your site for about a year now and I love it. I have a few photos of spiders that I'm having a hard time identifying. I would really appreciate it if you could take some time to check them out for me. If you're too busy, I understand. I tried to ID them to the best of my ability, but I'm still a huge amateur at this: jewel.JPG & jewel1.JPG - I don't need help with these, just a couple pictures of a Jewel spider I took in my backyard that I thought turned out nice. Feel free to use them on your site if you like. It's the least I could do. -- Nick

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11 March, 2012:
You have a picture of a spider just like this one except the one I took a picture of in Quintana Roo Mexico is yellow with red markings instead of yellow with black markings.
 

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11 March, 2012:
found all over in Key West, FL <<...>> Robert
 

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22 November, 2011:
What kind of spider is this? I am located in central Florida (US). Thanks Karen
 

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11 July, 2011:
Hi Glen, I just came across your site and I love it. I've spent an hour of work browsing through it and I still can't ID some spiders I saw recently on a trip to Cambodia. the photos are attached. Please use them if you'd like. If you can ID them for me I'd be grateful. Also let me know if you'd like ghigher res photos. I took these at 10MP but reduced them for the email. Thanks, Ashkun
 

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29 April, 2011:
I took the attached pictures of a Jewelled Spider in my backyard on 4/09/11 in New Orleans. Enjoy! -- MATTHEW

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Reply: They are the same, nic pics - glen

10 September, 2010:
Here are several pictures of what I think is a horned orb weaver, or is it a jeweled spider - or are they the same? There are four in my yard; more than just one pictured. Regards, Mike Lempert Charleston, SC

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14 August, 2010:
Hi, I saw this spider in dunsborough WA? What type is it?

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28 March, 2010:
Hi Glenda, what spider is this? Stefan

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Reply: I have no idea where jewelled spiders originated. The 4th photo you sent was a St Andrews Cross Spider - an argiope. - glen

7 February, 2010:
This little spider was found spinning its web between a grapefruit tree and flowers in our garden. Its legs are pink and its ventral view has what looks like an old-fashioned telephone dial in the middle. It seems these spiders are found world-wide, but have you any idea where they originated? Also, can you identify the spider in the 4th picture for me, Thanks, Sally, Vic, Australia

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2 December, 2009:
I live in Louisiana and this little spider is attached to my little fig tree. He is very small. I havenít ever seen a spider like this before and not sure what kind he is. If you know what it is please let me know. Thanks Melody

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29 November, 2009:
Here is a picture of what appears to be a spined spider who has been in the same spot by our back porch for about 2 months. She builds great webs. We found two more in other places in the yard. Thanks for your site and the information. Feel free to post the picture. -- Alan Kansas

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23 November, 2009:
Hi Glen, I found this wicked little spider in Barbados on my last adventure Nov 09. No idea what he is about the size of ones thumb nail. Looks spikey with a face on his back if you look close. Attached is the picture. If anyone has ideas of what he is, I am curious. Thanks Danielle

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26 October, 2009:
I live in Dallas, Tx and I found this spider in my back yard. Can you tell me what it is? thank you, jamie

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11 October, 2009:
Glen, Found this in my yard here in Katy Texas (just West of Houston). I was able to identify it after finding your site so thanks! I've never seen a spider like this before and thought I'd send a couple of photographs in case you need or want more for your site. Thanks again! Rush

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11 October, 2009:
Please put a name on this for me thanks

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18 January,  2009:
Found in my son's yard in Sheldon. I always thought these spiders were much bigger from the photos I've been sent but in reality it is only about 1 cm across the body. I was delighted to finally see one on the flesh and hope to get some better photos soon. glen

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18 December,  2008:
Hi Yesterday I found this (please check the picture ) can you tell me what this? thank you Frank

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13 November, 2008
I was playing around with a telephoto in my in-laws' back yard in Lake Jackson TX, and I caught these (two spiders, same tree).

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Reply: No, it is of the Gasterocanthinae family of jewelled spiders.

22 September,  2008:
Hi there, Love your website and all 8legged creatures!! Got a nice one for you, I found this spider during a hike on a little Island of the coast of Penang (Malaysia). Could it be some family of the spined micrathena? The spider had a net between 2 twigs about 6feet high in a tree. And Iím guessing itís body was approx.25mm long and the horned surface maybe 40mm wide. Thank you very much for your help, Keep up the good work, Dennis

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22 September,  2008:
I found this spider in my yard in Lake City SC. Is this unusual?

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24 August,  2008:
Spider pictures

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5 August, 2008:
This beautiful guy made his home in our back yard first, and then relocated to our front yard, here in St Pete Beach, FL. I have been poking around online to find out exactly what it was, and came across your site. Hope you enjoy the photos! -Dara

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3 July,  2008:
More Spideys.
 
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11 June, 2007:
Can you identify both of these spiders; I believe they are types of orb spiders. Both pictures were taken inside my pool cage. I found the spider in DSCN0364 on many websites identifying it; Iím more interested in making sure DSCN0947 is an orb. Thanks!
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23 March, 2007:
Hello, i'm a mum from South Australia, my son and i found this interesting little spider in the yard, and googled to find out what it was! I was surprised to see so many around the world, this is a shot of her underbelly. From what we found on the net it appears to be a Spiny or Jewelled Spider. We thought she was beautiful and thought the pic worth sharing.
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4 December, 2006:
Hello, I live in south east TX. I am trying to identify this spider. Comparing it to pictures on your website, I believe it is a Spined Micrathena. Can you please confirm?
Thanks
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22 October, 2006:
I thought I'd share what was in my yard! Thanks to your website I was able to identify her. Thank you, -Ted  / St.Petersburg, FL

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22 October, 2006:
Glen,  After Huricanne Katrina there are spiders all around my home and yard. My house is near the Mississippi River and did not flood. See attached jpg photo of the spider web and spider on my front porch that has been there for several weeks now. The web is so strong it has with stood heat, wind and rain. What kind of spider is this?
Thanks
Kwarren in NO,LA
 

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14 September, 2006:

Found this spider on the side of my house in NE North Carolina. Maybe you can tell me what it is

 

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7 September, 2006:
Glen,

Here are a couple pictures for your collection. The first is a Jewelled Spider and the second I believe is either a St. Andrews Cross or a Black and Yellow Argiope? These are both from West-Central Georgia.

- Jason

 

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4 Febuary, 2006:
Just found this jeweled spider hanging around outside my house in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Thanks to your website I was able to identify it.

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Reply: This is a jewelled spider.

4 January, 2006:
Hi, can any of you site visitors identify this spider for me, it was found in South Aust in our local forest. Thanks Julie & Mark

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