Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Heli spider crab stripy

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 14th April 2015
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Description:

Could be the same one as http://www.ispotnature.org/node/656118 with a new yellow hue?

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Pea spider

crab spider
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Eskom Proteus
Observed: 10th April 2015
Added: 14th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Time to look for a new flower?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 7th April 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
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Description:

Relatively large specimen, on a past-by-best vygie.

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Heli spider crab pink

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 5th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Heli spider synema-on-steroids

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Likely ID: Synema
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Agreements:1
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Description:

A much bigger creature than the other three species of Synema seen on the heli.

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Heli spider synema little

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Heli spider small pale thom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Tiny Daisy Crab

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Heli spider cream crab in retreat

spider cream crab nest
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Heli spider little yellow crab

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Heli spider nigro

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Heli spider little crab green

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crab Spider

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 16th March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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crab spider

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island, Sedgefield
Observed: 8th May 2014
Added: 19th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African mask crab spider with wasp catch

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
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Heli spider big yellow

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Greeny Crab

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th March 2015
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Yellow Peril

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 8th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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

heli synema
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
Comments: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
Comments: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
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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
Comments:0
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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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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts