View Full Version : Help identifying something

05-06-2011, 19:50:41
Have any one of you ever seen this animal? I sure haven't. With my glasses on I did not see it well and thought it was a lady bug who got caught in a spider net so I removed it. A few minutes later it was back on the spider web so I assume it belongs there and is the builder of it. Isn't it a weird looking thing, only about 4 mm wide.


old biker
05-06-2011, 20:10:52
never saw this before in my life :hmm:
must be some kind of spider ,but the webb doesn't seems to be build to catch something small though

05-06-2011, 20:17:29
I found it after typing in the right words in googlesearch. Its a Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis). Gonna leave this thread up in case other mysteries need solving.

05-06-2011, 20:33:11
It's creepy looking. Eek. :scared-couch:

05-06-2011, 20:34:18
I thought it looked like one of the enemies from the Mario Bros video games.

05-06-2011, 20:42:55
Awesome creature! :D
I never have seen one before, but it also doesn't live in Europe. :)

old biker
05-06-2011, 20:46:30

05-06-2011, 20:55:06
It does live in Europe? :?

05-06-2011, 21:42:32
Makes me think of a little, mini dinosaur. :P Some sort of dinosaur spider. LOL A bit like the Stegosaurus or something. :P

old biker
05-06-2011, 23:07:30
sorry ,nope meant it doesn't live over here(not that i know)

05-07-2011, 01:52:16
Interesting bug. I'll look for them around here, after I get out of a few rooms:D