Spiny Back Spider (Gasteracantha Hasselti).

in Insects Of The World5 months ago (edited)


Good evening friends, I greet all of you from Indonesia, and I am in Aceh Province which is on the island of Sumatra. Do any of you know about Aceh? Hehehe.

Tonight I'm posting one unique little animal, the Spiny-back Spider. And this small animal has a binomal name, namely Gasteracantha Hasselti. This animal is found in the tropics. I found it in the forest of a village, namely: Buloh Blang Ara village, North Aceh Regency, Aceh Province. The color is very unique and according to my vision, this animal is too aggressive.

These are the photos of Gasteracantha Hasselti that I captured with the Xioumi Redmi 6a cellphone camera. And I used an additional macro lens to get a detailed picture.


The orange color on the spider's back reminds me of the orange color of Lamborghini and Ferrari cars. Hahaha... And looks very graceful with two thorns on his back.


I only got 5 good pictures, and I actually took them almost 30 times. Since these animals are too aggressive and never stay still, I had a hard time photographing them outdoors.


But I'm satisfied, because I got it using a regular cellphone camera. If I had a professional camera, I might find it easier to get good, interesting pictures.


This animal comes from tropical forests. According to my observations on Wikipedia, these animals come from India, China, and the Moluccas (Indonesia). The Scientific Name of this Animal (Gasteracantha Hasselti) was published by C L Koch in 1837.


Alright guys, this is all I can show you, if there's a word error or something else, hopefully it can be forgiven. And also I hope you can like my work tonight. Best regards, and keep up the good and original content. Good luck to all. May your days always be happy.


InsectsGasteracantha Hasselti
Camera usedXioumi Redmi 6a + Macrolens
LocationAceh Utara, Aceh, Indonesia
Photographer & Writer@new-spirit

Very beautiful shot my friend 👍

Yeah, thank for you friend. :)

That's really awesome and I imagine it takes a LOT of patience.

That's right, I need a lot of patience when photographing this little animal.

A gorgeous spider you've found. They are amazing orb weavers.

I'd like to invite you to join our Arachnids community and share your arachnid content in cross-posts with us.


Thank you very much, sir.

Hello @new-spirit. It is a very striking and interesting insect, I like its shape and colors. Thank you for sharin in the community.

Yes, thank you very much, sir. Regards.

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Okay, thanks Sir.