Weird, Bizarre Insects or Spiders

Challenge #21 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's your chance to show us the really weird, bizarre beasties you've found in your photography forays. You may or may not know what they are, and other entrants or viewers might be able to assist. Macro shots welcome. Photos taken outside in the real world are preferred, but for this challenge, you may have had a reason for shooting it indoors. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Spinybacked Orbweaver
by Kivi
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Gasteracantha cancriformis, Florida
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Submitted: Saturday, 17th November, 2012 08:36 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 6th February, 2010
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
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