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    Default Help identifying something

    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.

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    never saw this before in my life
    must be some kind of spider ,but the webb doesn't seems to be build to catch something small though

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    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.

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    It's creepy looking. Eek.

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    I thought it looked like one of the enemies from the Mario Bros video games.

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    Awesome creature!
    I never have seen one before, but it also doesn't live in Europe.
    Faily of Kzin


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    nope

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    It does live in Europe?
    Faily of Kzin


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    Makes me think of a little, mini dinosaur. Some sort of dinosaur spider. LOL A bit like the Stegosaurus or something.

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    sorry ,nope meant it doesn't live over here(not that i know)

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