10 July 2021

Spiny orb-weaver spider

Macracantha is a genus of Asian orb-weaver spiders recognized as containing a single species, Macracantha arcuata... notable for the extremely long, curved spines on the abdomens of female members of the genus; Eugène Simon created the taxon name from the Greek words μακρός (large, long) and ἄκανθα (spine). It occurs from India and China through Southeast Asia to Borneo.
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