Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

English Name: Crabspiders

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IMG_3448 crab spider
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Location: Sererome Valley
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: small, pale yellow crab spider stalking prey among the Senecio flowers.

Grass dwelling Crab spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: Body length about 6 mm. Found in dense, short grass (couch grass) in a seasonally dry wetland. Photographed on a leaf.

What a catch!

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By: vanrensk
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Location: Silverboom, Somerset West
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

_MG_6594 (Large)

_MG_6594 (Large)
By: Patrick Lane
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Location: Unnamed Road, West Coast DC
Observed on: 6th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Spider was in Gladiolus flower, moved out when I disturbed it with camera, returned shortly after I left.

fat spider front

fat spider front
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: body approx 15 mm

Synema imitator on Cliffortia odorata

Synema imitator on Cliffortia odorata
By: Nicky
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed on: 28th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Crab spider?

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By: maddy
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Location: inKalani Hills, Sodwana
Observed on: 21st March 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st August 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus blandus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: larger than any crab spider I have seen before

Small Crab Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Well marked abdomen and striped legs. Waiting for lunch to arrive on Dune Daisy flower.

Flower Crab Spider

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Unnamed Road, Barrydale
Observed on: 16th October 2006
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

White Crab Spider with catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: Action in center of Dune Daisy. Victim most probably a Nose Fly,common on the Dune Daisy now.Will do an interaction.

Green crab spider

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Location: Mgobezeleni Estuary, Sodwana
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: On leaf floating on water. Feeding on fly. Body about 12 mm long

Wide-grasp crab spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 4.7mm Found in forest understory.

Lobster spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Likely ID: Tmarus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
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Description: A crab spider that looks like a crayfish. Body length 5mm. Found in leafy forest undergrowth.

Thomisidae sp. on Thymophylla pentachaeta (Common Dogweed)

Thomisidae sp. on Thymophylla pentachaeta (Common Dogweed)
By: Nicky
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 2nd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spider

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 5th October 2003
Added to iSpot: 2nd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

flower crab spider

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Malolotja Nature Reserve, campsite vlei
Observed on: 9th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Ground crab spider

Xysticus frontal
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Body length 9mm. Spotted trekking slowly across a cobblestone footpath. I think the shiny foreign material on its leg may be a bit of plastic litter. In fact, the spider is so dusty I think it may have been swept by a broom.

Crab spider

Crab spider
By: vanrensk
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Location: Plot Somerset West
Observed on: 28th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th June 2014
Likely ID: Synema marlothi
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

Crab spider canape

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By: vynbos
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Location: Swartboskloof Trail, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch
Observed on: 22nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Thomisidae sp.on Canavalia rosea

 Thomisidae sp.on Canavalia rosea
By: Nicky
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Location: Galveston State Park, Texas
Observed on: 13th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 19th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Crab spider

Crabspider
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Monkey City, Gauteng
Observed on: 19th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Found on garden pebbles and assumed typical aggression with front legs held together like other Thomisidae. Fairly large female, about 9mm TL.

yellow green insect on restio

yellow green insect on restio
By: dryden
Location: Mamreweg, R315
Observed on: 11th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Small 8-10 mm insect, pale yellow colour within a restio head

spider eyes

spider eyes
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 1st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

little Thomisidae from under bark 4web 2

little Thomisidae from under bark 4web 2
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 28th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

crab spider

little spider
By: saxicola
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Location: (Garden) Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 14th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Grab spider with bee 4web 1135907

Grab spider caught bee 4web 1135907
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 23rd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: I'm relatively sure about the spider, even more sure about the bee, but what are the little flies??

Crab spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 23rd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Body length 4.2mm

yellow crab with prey

yellow crab with prey
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 13th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th May 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

look, I look like what I eat

white spider
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th May 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: link: http://www.ispot.org.za/node/257165

butterfly caught by yellow spider

butterfly caught by yellow spider
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th May 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3

Granular Crab Spider

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 10th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Small! Body length about 3.5mm. On a shrub (Pavonia) in forest understory.

green crabspider

green crabspider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed on: 7th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: observed in leaves of a young Marula sapling; body length c.5mm

limited escape routes

limited escape routes
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 15th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: day-hunting spider about 12mm in length, well camoflaged on a dry stem. Short, steep, rocky slope between grassy valley below and mixed tree savannah above. Apologies for lack of clear eye pattern detail

flower crab spider

flower crab spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Capricorn - Buffels Drift Rd
Observed on: 14th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: little crab spider apparently a resident of the Senegalia fleckii bush

Spider

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Location: nr Thomas Baines NR, Grahamstown
Observed on: 13th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crab Spider

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Location: 0H, Grand National Blvd
Observed on: 14th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crabspider (Thomisus stenningi) 4web 1744

Crabspider 4web 1744
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hughenden rd
Observed on: 27th March 2010
Added to iSpot: 29th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Crab-spider having breakfast

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By: Maritza
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Location: Blyderiver
Observed on: 13th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4

174 Synema

spider synema
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Location: Garden
Observed on: 25th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th April 2014
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

163 Pearly spider

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 22nd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Small-small, a few mm long.

Thomisus sp

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Potberg section
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Crab Spider - Thomisus - on dog poo

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By: Lee JonesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Scarborough Garden
Observed on: 26th December 2009
Added to iSpot: 17th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Yellow Crab Spider - body length roughly 7mm to 8mm. Lean flowering period in the garden - so time to use other prey attractions.

Crab Spider

Crab Spider
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Track Mispah Shooting range to Rockview Dam surge tank
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

speckled crab spider

speckled crab spider
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: crab spider hunting among the flowers and foliage of Tribulus zeyheri

yoo hoo you can't see me

yoo hoo you can't see me
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Two spiders hiding among the Commelina flowers, a pair of crab spiders perhaps?? definitely one spider behind the petal and is that a suitor on the stem?

KNR Tmarus Crab spider

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By: Joan Faiola
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Location: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 23rd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crabspider

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By: vynbos
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Location: Old Boland Hiking Trail, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 6th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Thomisus sp.

Thomisus sp.
By: Nicky
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed on: 28th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Spiderfly - The spider

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Hayfields, PMB
Observed on: 13th February 2009
Added to iSpot: 27th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Spider green

spider green
By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Garden
Observed on: 19th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Web-spinner.

Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts

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