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Teeny tiny spider with spines (Insects)

by dan @, Friday, January 29, 2016, 04:47 (683 days ago)

I had to get right on top of this little fella. He was no more than 3mm in diameter.

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Teeny tiny spider with spines

by dan @, Friday, January 29, 2016, 05:25 (683 days ago) @ dan

Here's a blowup from another shot. Otherworldly.

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Teeny tiny spider with spines

by dan @, Friday, January 29, 2016, 05:33 (683 days ago) @ dan

Here's a totally unrelated nature picture, since I'm playing show and tell.

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Teeny tiny spider with spines

by dan @, Friday, January 29, 2016, 06:12 (683 days ago) @ dan

I believe this must be a Gasteracantha cancriformis -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasteracantha_cancriformis . This one was not full grown though. Very small. I have seen larger ones. They would have been much easer to photograph, but apparently they only reach about 10mm.

Teeny tiny spider with spines

by dulan drift, Friday, January 29, 2016, 17:41 (683 days ago) @ dan

Nice. But you could have said 'here's an alien invasion that i captured on camera' and i would have believed that as well.

There's something similar in Australia, but haven't seen them in Taiwan.

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