Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Crab Spider @ Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Heli wee spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Likely ID: Synema decens
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Heli thomi with bug

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spider on a Cat

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Hillside opposite entrance to Nuweberg Forest Station, Viljoens Pass, Grabouw
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 18th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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The Crab caught the Bee on the Poker with some attendee Jackals

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 17th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Still kicking Honeybee caught by a smallish yellow Thomisus

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Three goggas

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

All these came down from a tree on a silk thread. The big spider (I assume the female), holding the bee meal, the small (male?) spider on her back, and the little flies along for the ride.

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dying crab spider

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Location: Dovedale shop
Observed: 31st January 2015
Added: 14th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

one of 2 different spiders (other ) found together, in a paralyzed state and both with missing limbs, there was a little uncoordinated movement of the legs, next day the spiders were both stiff. There were wasps building mud nests on a nearby light fitting possibly the spiders were prey that were dropped (idea originating from http://www.ispotnature.org/node/614391 )

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Spider

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Location: Blouberg
Observed: 6th February 2015
Added: 6th February 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Thomisidae sp. on Gnidia denudata

Thomisidae sp. on Gnidia denudata
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Dune Molerat
Observed: 28th July 2014
Added: 5th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Crab Spider eating Honey Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th February 2015
Added: 5th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Another spider

Another spider
By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 18th August 2012
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Garden Spider ?

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By: Nicole Potgieter
Location: Mpumalanga
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Found this spider in my mothers vegetable garden, just curious as to which type of spider it is seen as i could not find it online.

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TinyThom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: House
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider (Thomisidae)

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Location: Kasi Mingi, Lusip Dam, Lubombo, Swaziland
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small green crab spider

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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Observed: 2nd March 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crab spider (Diaea puncta)

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Location: Pine Valley, Plot 202
Observed: 2nd January 2009
Added: 19th January 2015
Likely ID: Diaea puncta
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Location: Mucucene Hills, hilltop
Observed: 1st February 2007
Added: 18th January 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Synema marlothi?

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Location: Malolotja Nature Reserve. Log cabins vlei
Observed: 7th March 2009
Added: 18th January 2015
Likely ID: Synema marlothi
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Yellow spider

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Location: Vandersterrberg
Observed: 8th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Blurred green spider

Blurry green spider
By: jewels
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Location: Dwarsriver
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 15th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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467 Spider crab green with burgundy trim

spider crab green with burgundy trim
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Could be a Crab Spider

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Location: Final stretch of Dune Loop
Observed: 1st January 2015
Added: 4th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

The spider stayed in the leaf nest. Leafs were fixed an I could not move it out of the way with-out breaking the safe haven, thus I left it in tact and have to be content with what I could photograph.

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427 Spider white thom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 28th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Interesting that this pure white spider shows up just when the bush is covered in similar-sized flowers.

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Flower crab spider

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Location: Hawane Vlei, near entrance hut
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 23rd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider

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Location: Highlands, Grahamstown
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crab Spider with Bee catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Oxytate with dark ab

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Not sure if this just a colour variation of the more transparent Oxytate individuals common on the bush, eg. http://www.ispotnature.org/node/570349

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Crab spider

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Location: Mayor's Seat, Grahamstown
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

jumped from the freesia flower

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tree frog gone odd

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:11
Description:

About 15mm long

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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts