Mark at Magdalen's picture

Unknown Crab spider

Observed: 10th May 2011 By: Mark at MagdalenMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in Invertebrates
CrabSpider
Description:

A number of these crab spiders were observed sitting in the flower heads of oxeye daisies (not too impressed with the cryptic colouring!). Those with prey all seem to have caught the same type of small, black fly.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Alan Thornhill's picture

similar pic

For one with similar markings see -
http://www.gardensafari.net/pics/spinnen/philodromus_dispar_hs5_0372.jpg

But I wouldn't try to get it down to species because Phildromus are tricky.