Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Synema imitator

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Location: Mhlambanyatsi Road, near NE end of plantations
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 25th September 2016
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
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Small green spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 21st September 2016
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Found under a Wild peach leaf

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Spider

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By: Hayley-Anne
Location: Bizweni Avenue, Somerset West
Observed: 14th September 2016
Added: 20th September 2016
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Light green colour, with brown/black markings. Unfortunately not a very good photo. The spider tried to hide every time I came close to it.

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Crab spider eating monkey beetle

Crab spider eating monkey beetle
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Elsies Peak, Simon's Town
Observed: 4th December 2010
Added: 14th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Tick looking spider

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: St Lucia Game Park
Observed: 13th September 2016
Added: 13th September 2016
Likely ID: Thomisops pupa
Identifications:1
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Yellow crab spider

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: St Lucia Game Park
Observed: 13th September 2016
Added: 13th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Taken!

Honey bee
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Strand
Observed: 13th September 2009
Added: 11th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Crab spider capturing a cape honey bee

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White crab spider on Phylica

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By: carina l
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Location: Raithby / Winery Road
Observed: 2nd September 2016
Added: 4th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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crab spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 3rd September 2016
Added: 3rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Mask on blue daisy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th August 2016
Added: 28th August 2016
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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All-White Spider

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Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 27th August 2016
Added: 27th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Three Katstertslangbos flower stalks had these all white spiders on them. I could not get a better picture with my cell phone camera. If at all possible I would like an ID on the spider and maybe some clue as to what they were doing on the Katstertslangbos (just visiting?)

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Yellow crab spider

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Enseleni Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 31st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Yellow domino

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini forest walk by fence
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Thomisus sp. eating Apis mellifera on on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

 Thomisus sp. eating Apis mellifera on on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Tiny Spider with tinier prey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
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Thomisus sp. on Selago corymbosa

 Thomisus sp. on Selago corymbosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 28th June 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Thomisus sp. on Phylica abietina

 Thomisus sp. on Phylica abietina
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 28th June 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Pig's Ear Killing Fields

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Hidden danger

Hidden!
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: Fernkloof Adder Ladder Walk
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 24th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Did not see this until processing: wondered at the time why when one fly flew the other sat ...

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Bees, Crab & Jackals in a Pig's Ear

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 10th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Second, very dead bee, covered in white debris also evident. The bee's sting is ideally placed to sting the bee, why does it not sting the spiders? saw the catch, bee was still alive when first photographed and smaller flies arrived within seconds.

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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
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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
Comments: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
Agreements:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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
Comments:0
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Yellow crabspider on wild garlic - HNR

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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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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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts