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Spiny Spider  
  Austracantha minax
  Family: Araneidae  ID: Thorell, 1859

A close-up of a Jewel or Spiny Spider showing the fleshy spines and bright colours that give it its names.
Jewel (or Spiny) Spider (Austracantha)
Jewel (or Spiny) Spiders, (Austracantha)
Jewel or Spiny Spider, Austracantha, B/W illustration

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