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Genus Gasteracantha

Gasteracantha cancriformis - female Green Mystery 1 - Gasteracantha cancriformis Spinybacked Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis Spinybacked Orbweaver Liquefying Dragonfly - Gasteracantha cancriformis Spider id help needed. - Gasteracantha cancriformis Gasteracantha cancriformis - female Spinybacked Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis - female Parasitized Egg Case (?)  - Gasteracantha cancriformis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Gasteracantha
Explanation of Names
Greek gaster (γαστηρ)- "belly" + akantha (ακανθα)- "thorn, spine"
Gender: Feminine
Numbers
One species in the US
Remarks
for more information see Gasteracantha cancriformis