Despite their frightening appearance, all species are harmless to humans. Some of them do bite (e.g. Gasteracantha cancriformis) but the bite is barely painful. The spines may puncture human skin and cause some slight pain, but again, nothing major.
So, without further ado, let's see 7 of the weirdest and freakiest Gasteracantha representatives!
1. Long Horn Spider (Gasteracantha dalyi)
Credit: L. Shyamal
2. Another devil-horned spider (Gasteracantha arcuata)
|Black Gasteracantha arcuata, in Lawachhora forest, Shrimangal, Bangladesh.|
3. Long-winged kite spider (Gasteracantha versicolor)
| Long-winged kite spider in the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve in Kloof|
|Female Long-winged kite spider|
|Photo taken at the entrance of Pasir Ris Park, Singapore.|
|Photo taken in Hermando, Florida|
5. Gasteracantha falcicornis
|Female G. falcicornis|
Credit: Nick Hobgood
|Credit: Nick Hobgood|
6. Gasteracantha geminata
7. Hasselt's spiny spider (Gasteracantha hasselti)
|Photo taken at the Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand|
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