Spiny Orb-weaving Spider
|Geographical Range||Tropical, subtropical and temperate regions worldwide|
|Habitat||Various habitats; including forests, woodlands, and gardens|
|Scientific Name||Gasteracantha sp.|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
It's a body only a spider can love! The odd shape and spines on this orb-weaving spider's abdomen make it difficult for a predator to grab it. Its awkward shape makes the spider appear clumsy when it walks on the ground, but it moves delicately and gracefully on its web.