White SPIDER with Black SPOTS and SPINES – Spiny Orb Weaver Spider

When I first saw the white spider with black spots and spines, I thought it was a bug – a white bug with black spots. It’s actually a Spiny Orb Weaver Spider, a lovely, small, unique spider!

For a specific characteristic of the spiny backed orb weaver spider, go to the TIME CODE in the video

  • 0:00:27 I thought it was a white bug with black spots
  • 0:00:56 Is the spiny orb weaver spider dangerous?
  • 0:01:02 gasteracantha cancriformis or spiny orb weaver location
  • 0:01:25 spiny orb weaver spider web 0:01:40 spiny backed orb weaver spider male
  • 0:02:36 hoping to get a close-up of her working on the web
  • 0:03:25 spiny orb weaver spider habitat
  • 0:04:07 Do spiny orb weavers become house spiders?
  • 0:04:44 thicker parts of the web
  • 0:05:15 Some people call them kite spiders.
  • 0:05:31 They’re also called star spiders.
  • 0:05:38 In some places, they call them crab spiders.
  • 0:05:46 They sometimes share webs.
  • 0:06:05 spiny orb weaver egg sac
  • 0:06:30 Females die after they lay their eggs.
  • 0:06:49 the unusual spiny orb weaver spider egg sac
  • 0:07:46 my spiny orb weaver spider pet

ATTRIBUTIONS for the Video about a White Spider with Black Spots and Spines

PHOTOGRAPHS

All Spiny Orb Weaver Spider Photos Copyright 2020 Carol Anne Chapman

EXCEPT FOR: Gasteracantha Crancriformis – Florida Attribution: Alexf, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gasteracantha_cancriformis_in_Miami.jpg

Gasteracantha Hasselti – Thailand Attribution: Rushenb, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hasselt%27s_spiny_spider,_gasteracantha_hasselti_-_Kaeng_Krachan_National_Park.jpg

Gasteracandra Quadrispinosa – South Africa Attribution: Danny S., CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gasteracantha_quadrispinosa_by_Danny_S.-1.JPG

ALL VIDEO FOOTAGE Copyright 2020 Carol Anne Chapman

SOURCES:
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Gasteracantha_cancriformis/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_orb-weaver

Carol Chapman
 

Carol Chapman is an author, inspirational speaker, and the creator of the online course, "Speak and Sell Books." As a speaker, she talks at weekend retreats, day-long events, and half-day programs. Her seminars are not only informative and transformational but also fun and entertaining. They often include participatory workshops and visual aids, such as videos and photographs. She specializes in dream interpretation, reincarnation, and Atlantis, and how to sell books while speaking. Formerly a photojournalist under contract to NASA, her photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the world. She is the author of When We Were Gods, Arrival of the Gods in Egypt, Have Your Heart’s Desire, and the forthcoming Kindle series, "Public Speaking Tips for Authors."

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