Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Yellow Crabspider

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Location: Lions Head Path, Signal Hill
Observed: 23rd August 2015
Added: 28th August 2015
Identifications:1
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Another Green Crab Spider

Another Green Crab Spider living in the same Dog Rose
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Green Crab Spider changing coat

Green Crab Spider changing coats
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Green Camera Bag Poser

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th August 2015
Added: 11th August 2015
Likely ID: Monaeses
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Ken Gie

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Spider (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 8th August 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Hanging Greeny Handled

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st August 2015
Added: 2nd August 2015
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Description:

Found suspended from a thread, swinging in the breeze.

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Geranium Crab

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st August 2015
Added: 2nd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Thomisus daradioides on Senecio purpureus

 Thomisus daradioides on Senecio purpureus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Buffalo Valley
Observed: 31st July 2015
Added: 1st August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Spotted green spider

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Location: Manie van der Schijff Botaniese Tuin
Observed: 5th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Long front legs, short hind legs

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Unknown spider eating bee

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By: Z_A_N_3
Location: Saasveld campus
Observed: 20th May 2013
Added: 28th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Danger on a daisy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th July 2015
Added: 21st July 2015
Likely ID: Synema
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crabspider

Crabspider ( W-Ih )
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Coral AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Inanda Hill
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 3rd July 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

15mm approx. Move around in a characteristic crab-like fashion.

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Crab Spider

Crab Spider ( H-Ih )
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Coral AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Inanda Hill
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 3rd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Minute; 2-3mm. Possibly a male or juvenile. Build no webs and capture small insects by lying in wait.

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Spider on daisy in Agulhas National Park

Spider on daisy
By: scottnramsay
Location: Agulhas National Park
Observed: 11th October 2011
Added: 29th June 2015
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Synema marlothi on Chrysocoma ciliata

Synema marlothi on Chrysocoma ciliata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 25th June 2015
Likely ID: Synema marlothi
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Mask Crab spider with Honey Bee prey, Jackal flies waiting in the wings for scraps

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Observed: 26th February 2008
Added: 25th June 2015
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Thomisus citrinellus on Erica newdigateae

 Thomisus citrinellus on Erica newdigateae
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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What Danger Lurks?

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Location: Cliff walls of Chapmans Peak Drive
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 19th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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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: Prinskasteel Wetlands A9d Tokai
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:6
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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: 30th May 2015
Added: 30th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

On what I think was the herb Tansy, both very small.

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Spinnekop

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 28th May 2015
Added: 29th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider

Spider
By: Gurshwin Chopper
Location: Hantam NBG,office area
Observed: 21st May 2015
Added: 21st May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Strewth spider

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Doringrivier east
Observed: 24th April 2015
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Yellow Peril

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd April 2015
Added: 23rd April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
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: Joostenbergkloof
Observed: 14th April 2015
Added: 22nd April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Masked Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Likely ID: Synema
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Selago spider and supper

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Back fields
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

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

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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts