''Gasteracantha versicolor'', known as the long-winged kite spider, is a species of diurnal spiny orb-weaver of the family Araneidae. It is found in the tropics and sub-tropics, where it occurs in forests. It has an extensive range, from central, east and southern Africa to Madagascar.
The female is 8 to 10 mm long, with a large, glossy and brightly coloured abdomen, like others of their genus. The hardened abdomen projects over the cephalothorax and has six peripheral spines, with the.. more