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Photo#457458
Spinybacked - dorsal - Gasteracantha cancriformis - male

Spinybacked - dorsal - Gasteracantha cancriformis - Male
Blunn Creek Preserve, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
September 19, 2010
Size: 2mm

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Why does
this specimen look nothing like the others in this species? Is this what the males look like or is it a different form?

 
Spiders are dimorphic
Great question. Spiders are dimorphic. Look at the size difference too. You'll find a drawing of this male in Levi's 1978 paper on the genus, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, p. 439.

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