Id of small spider from Ecuador

aollgaard

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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

 

Widowman10

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WOW :eek:

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

what size is the little gal?
 

buthus

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

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

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

jbm150

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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
 

aollgaard

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

Asser
 

TheAssyrian

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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!
 

lilmoonrabbit

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

Awesome spider!
 

TheAssyrian

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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!
LOL!

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

lhystrix

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Do you know where I can find any information on it?

Asser
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.
 

ZergFront

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

Pretty.... :drool:
 

Moltar

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