Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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CS with Prey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2016
Added: 24th May 2016
Identifications:1
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Grass spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Back fields
Observed: 9th May 2016
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Protea Crab

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: The Links, Fancourt.
Observed: 6th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
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Thomisidae sp. on Podalyria myrtillifolia

 Thomisidae sp. on Podalyria myrtillifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Reflections Eco Reserve western shore of Rondevlei
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 4th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Crab Spider with Moth Prey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 26th April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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White Crab Spider

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By: MorneP
Location: Vanderbijlpark Veld
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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White eats White

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th April 2016
Added: 21st April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Yellow Daisy Crab

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 16th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Medium size, very active and uncooperative.

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second predator

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: yellowood campsite 2
Observed: 6th March 2016
Added: 14th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Yellow crabspider on wild garlic - HNR

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By: carina l
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Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve - below earth dam
Observed: 7th April 2016
Added: 11th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Large white crabspider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th April 2016
Added: 9th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Pink predator on a purple flower

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Location: Pretoria 1
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 14th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Crab spider on broccoli

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Location: Melkbosstrand
Observed: 13th March 2016
Added: 13th March 2016
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

This spider was on a piece of broccoli. Luckily spotted before being cooked.

It look likes some species of crab spider. Maybe Oxytate ribes, but I am not sure.

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All-eyes

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 13th March 2016
Added: 13th March 2016
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Verbena spider yellow translucent

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 11th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Parachute Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 5th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Found dropping down on a thread of silk. Small.

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Spider catches wasp

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Location: Grassland
Observed: 6th January 2008
Added: 3rd March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

It is quite common to see how baboon spiders paralyze mud wasps, and drag them to their nests. However, this is the first time I have seen some of the smaller spiders do the same.
This sighting was in natural Drakensberg Foothill Moist Grassland, near a man-made dam.

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Thomisus australis on Erica oreotragus

 Thomisus australis on Erica oreotragus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Swartberg Pass
Observed: 25th February 2016
Added: 1st March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider and Assassinbug

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 13th February 2016
Added: 20th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Verbena spider big white thom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 17th February 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus blandus
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Thomisus sp. on Babiana sambucina subsp. sambucina

Thomisus sp. on Babiana sambucina subsp. sambucina
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 28th September 2015
Added: 15th February 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Synema imitator

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Location: Tafelberg
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 31st January 2016
Likely ID: Synema
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Thomisus male

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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:3
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:4
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

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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

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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
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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
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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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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts