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Id of small spider from Ecuador

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by aollgaard, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. aollgaard

    aollgaard Arachnopeon

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    Hi,

    I found this little guy in Ecuador, in the Amazonian part, and would appreciate any help towards identifying it.

    Anybody?

    Thank you in advance!

    Asser

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  2. Widowman10

    Widowman10 Arachno WIDOW Old Timer

    WOW :eek:

    never seen anything like that!! so i guess i'm no help.

    what size is the little gal?
     
  3. buthus

    buthus Arachnoprince Old Timer

    thats an orange tortoise spider!
    Oh my. ...thats beautiful crazy :worship:
     
  4. lhystrix

    lhystrix Arachnobaron

    Wow, beauty!

    Encyosaccus sexmaculatus is the name.
     
  5. 8+)

    8+) Arachnolord

    I never cease to be amazed by spiders!!! :eek:

    I couldn't find much on it, anybody have more info about its habits?
     
  6. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    That is the craziest little spider I've ever seen, it looks like a cartoon character! I'd be curious as to how it lives as well
     
  7. bluefrogtat2

    bluefrogtat2 Arachnoangel Old Timer

  8. aollgaard

    aollgaard Arachnopeon

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    Jeff H: Thank you for that! Do you know where I can find any information on it?

    Asser
     
  9. TheAssyrian

    TheAssyrian Arachnosquire

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    Wow, since when do video games go live action! Serious, looks like something straight from a Super Mario Bros video game. Awesome orbweaver!
     
  10. lilmoonrabbit

    lilmoonrabbit Arachnoknight

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    haha, when I saw it the first thing I thought was "koopa", so I guess we think alike, lol.

    Awesome spider!
     
  11. TheAssyrian

    TheAssyrian Arachnosquire

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    LOL!

    Definitely awesome spider, I would probably laugh outloud if by happenstance I looked eye to eyes with this guy in the wild.
     
  12. lhystrix

    lhystrix Arachnobaron

    There is little info on them. Simon originally described a female from Fonte Boa, Brasil in 1895, and a more recent source is Levi 1996. Levi's drawings were based on a female from Anangu, Napo.

    They are similar in habit to the more familiar orb weaver genera Micrathena and Gasteracantha.
     
  13. jsloan

    jsloan Arachnoangel Old Timer

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  14. My goodness! I thought this little bugger was fake for a second! Someones brought to life Toad Stools!

    Pretty.... :drool:
     
  15. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    It looks like something out of Mario Brothers... COOL!
     
  16. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

    One of the very few spiders I would term..."Cute"
     
  17. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Aye time for an Ecuador import...
     
  18. alexmargaritis

    alexmargaritis Arachnosquire Old Timer