JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Spiny Orb Weaver, Uraba, Colombia At least I think it is a Spiny Orb Weaver. Abdomen about 2-3cm in length, overall black with large white pattern. "Horns" are bright orange with black tips. Legs are completely red.  Antioquia,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Micrathena schreibersi,South America,Uraba,Urabá,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Spiny Orb Weaver, Uraba, Colombia

At least I think it is a Spiny Orb Weaver. Abdomen about 2-3cm in length, overall black with large white pattern. "Horns" are bright orange with black tips. Legs are completely red.

    comments (5)

  1. Gorgeous! Looks like Micrathena sp. - maybe Micrathena schreibersi. Posted one year ago
    1. I just love that feeling when I have zero hope of an identification, and somebody just identifies it anyway, it brightens my day. Micrathena schreibersi looks like an exact match to me. Even the yellow line on the side of the abdomen is visible in this photo if you zoom in closely.

      Super impressive, Christine, thanks!
      Posted one year ago
      1. Yay, glad it's a match! You're welcome :) Posted one year ago
  2. What a great photo ! These little spiders are so attractive and the damaged leaf makes a wonderful background. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Leuba! Posted one year ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

Micrathena schreibersi is a Spiny Orb Weaver in the Micrathena genus.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by fchristant
View fchristant's profile

By fchristant

All rights reserved
Uploaded May 7, 2018. Captured Oct 29, 2017 08:05.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm