Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Synema imitator

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By: Rolf T BorlinghausRolf T Borlinghaus’s reputation in InvertebratesRolf T Borlinghaus’s reputation in InvertebratesRolf T Borlinghaus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tafelberg
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 31st January 2016
Likely ID: Synema
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Thomisus male

Thomisus
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Steenkampsberg
Observed: 21st January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

No more than 3 mm.

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Crabspider on flower

Crabspider on Coleonema calycinum
By: jillblignaut
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamProtea Atlas Project
Location: Langeberg Mountain Survey: 92GP
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cushion Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th January 2016
Added: 29th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:4
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Verbena old friend

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 29th January 2016
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I used to see these guys every day on the chillibush - it was like meeting an old friend unexpectedly.

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crabspider

crabspider
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Location: Sabisand
Observed: 14th January 2016
Added: 24th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Verbena synema 2

verbena synema green
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Verbena spider pinkface

verbena spider pinkface
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 23rd January 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Verbena spider flat brown

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 21st January 2016
Likely ID: Runcinia
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab spider

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: The Bend near Nottingham Rd
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 20th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Daisy spider with bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River view north
Observed: 12th January 2016
Added: 13th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Verbena white thom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 13th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab spider

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Sani Pass, Mkhomazi Wilderness area
Observed: 3rd January 2016
Added: 8th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Will she turn red?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 6th January 2016
Added: 7th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

On budding geranium

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Crab spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Northern Drakensberg site1
Observed: 17th December 2015
Added: 5th January 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Nearly 6mm bod: it's huge I tell you!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 3rd January 2016
Added: 4th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Displaced from Wild Plum (Harpephyllum) home by some branch hacking, most reluctant to be brought inside for photo session

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Verbena synema

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 31st December 2015
Likely ID: Synema
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Verbena spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 16th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

When I saw a stationary fly on the flower I assumed it was a spider victim, but I had to force the spider out of the flower before I could see it - great camo.

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Crass spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River view north
Observed: 12th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crabspider eating Butterfly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 9th December 2015
Added: 12th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Nieu Bethesda: Murrayfield Guesthouse - Church Street
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 7th December 2015
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Lucky Spot

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34 Lismore Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 23rd November 2015
Added: 29th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Only just spotted it.

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Crab spider catches grasshopper

Thomisidae
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Location: Ukuthula lodge, Pietermaritzburg
Observed: 18th October 2015
Added: 28th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

This white crab spider was spotted after having caught a grasshopper. This ID is for the spider.

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Crab spider on pupa

Thomisidae yellow
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Location: Ukuthula lodge, Pietermaritzburg
Observed: 18th October 2015
Added: 28th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I was interested to see this yellow Crab spider (Thomisidae - likely Thomisus) sitting on a pupa. I wondered whether the spider was standing guard, ready to snatch anything with plans of parasitising the pupa or perhaps waiting patiently for the pupa to hatch? This ID is for the spider.

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Saw a fly in a strange posture.....

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 24th November 2015
Added: 26th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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yellow spider

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By: Mark Werschlein
Location: ESTCOURT
Observed: 14th July 2015
Added: 16th November 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Do well camouflaged

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Grey heli spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Fence path
Observed: 5th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Thomisidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 20th October 2015
Added: 12th November 2015
Likely ID: Thomisidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Grass spider

Hisilicon Balong
By: warrinf
Location: Vredefort Dome
Observed: 10th November 2015
Added: 12th November 2015
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab Spider Lunch

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By: lyle.ground
EThekwini Municipality Biodiversity, Climate & Gre
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Location: My Garden
Observed: 22nd October 2015
Added: 9th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Captured over two days... first found it on an Ornithogalum juncifolium and then it captured it's prey on a Berkheya speciosa

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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts