Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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White Crab Spider

White Crab Spider
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 11th June 2017
Added: 11th June 2017
Identifications:1
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Thomisus sp. on Senecio hastatus

Thomisus sp. on Senecio hastatus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Cradock Peak Trail
Observed: 2nd June 2017
Added: 4th June 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Heli spider

heli spider
By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 27th April 2017
Added: 25th May 2017
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Cammo crab

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Wiesenhof, Simonsberg
Observed: 12th May 2017
Added: 14th May 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Thomisus sp. on Vernonia staehelinoides

 Thomisus sp. on Vernonia staehelinoides
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Phaladingwe Hiking Trail
Observed: 19th April 2017
Added: 13th May 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Thomisus sp. on Solanum elaeagnifolium

Thomisus sp. on Solanum elaeagnifoliu
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Pelindaba Shooting Range
Observed: 26th April 2017
Added: 13th May 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Firmicus bragantinus' Lunch

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Location: Palmiet Nature Reserve, Westville, Durban
Observed: 7th May 2017
Added: 8th May 2017
Identifications:1
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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: Lower Tokai A11 Old picnic site
Observed: 30th August 2016
Added: 13th April 2017
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider - male

Crab Spider - male
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: Upper Tokai: n end below zigzag cycle track
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 11th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Fell out of flower with previous.

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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Upper Tokai: n end below zigzag cycle track
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 11th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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White Crab Spider

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Location: GreenMountainTrail (Day3, Defunct MTO Forestry)
Observed: 15th March 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
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Crabspider on wild garlic - Vergelegen

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Vergelegen driehoek
Observed: 28th March 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 10th March 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Two-sized spider

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Charlie's path
Observed: 6th March 2017
Added: 8th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Size large pic 1, size small pics 2/3.

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Brown Spider with 3 yellow marks on the round body

Brown Spider with 3 yellow marks on the round body
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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The resident predator

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

A couple of flowers each had these spiders waiting for unsuspecting pollinators

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crab spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Driehoek
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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spider

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Bonamazi campsit
Observed: 28th January 2017
Added: 16th February 2017
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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: Durbanville Nature Reserve - east section
Observed: 27th January 2017
Added: 3rd February 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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yellow crab spider

crab spider
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 9th January 2017
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Crab Spider on Stoebe - 2005

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By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Table Mountain National Park, Muizenberg Mountains
Observed: 4th February 2005
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

I believe that this is a female
see http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/arachnids/spiders/thomisidae/thomisu...

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Runcinia sp. on Struthiola argentea

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Bergplaas in the Outeniquas
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 27th January 2017
Likely ID: Runcinia
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Yellow Crab Spider

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 26th January 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Yellow Crab Spider

(139) IMG_7179 Yellow crab spider
By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 26th January 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small bright yellow spider well camouflaged on yellow flower. When first observing it it blended in perfectly with the flower colour and can only guess must be to fool insects and predators. Looks like a small version of a crab with two strong front legs.

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Tiny crab spider

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By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Ongoye Nature Reserve
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 23rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Red markings on body, legs almost translucent about 5mm

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Crab spider

Crab spider
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Salt Creek
Observed: 13th December 2016
Added: 21st January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Thomisus stenningi on Geranium flanaganii

Thomisus stenningi on Geranium flanaganii
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Ugly's only skin deep

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab spider

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By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Adjacent to the Silvermine Wetlands
Observed: 12th October 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This is answer to the comments on Charlie Chaplin has lost his hat observation.

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Yellow crab spider

yellow crab spider
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Location: Maroelasfontein Farm 602 KR
Observed: 4th October 2015
Added: 4th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts