STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spiny spider. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a spiny spider (Gasteracantha sp.), showing its characteristic spines and large mouthparts (grey, centre left). Spiny spiders are only 4-10 millimetres across and live mainly in secondary tropical forests. They have a hard, flat body armed with three pairs of spines on the edge of the abdomen (red). Magnification: x6 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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