Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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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
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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
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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
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yellow crab spider

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 9th January 2017
Added: 2nd February 2017
Identifications:1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Comments:2
Description:

Red markings on body, legs almost translucent about 5mm

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Crab spider

Crab spider
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Salt Creek
Observed: 13th December 2016
Added: 21st January 2017
Identifications:1
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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
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Ugly's only skin deep

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
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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
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Tiny yellow spider with orange speckles

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By: Anthony WaltonAnthony Walton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 25th October 2016
Added: 1st January 2017
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Tiny hairs covering body

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Tiny, hairy, white/orange spider

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By: Anthony WaltonAnthony Walton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 25th October 2016
Added: 1st January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Legs and body covered with hairs. Abdomen and legs speckled

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Little hunter

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By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Kliphoogte
Observed: 25th May 2016
Added: 28th December 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Balloon bum in Leonotis

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 25th December 2016
Added: 28th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

I coaxed this tiny fella out its silk-secured leaf curl in the Wild Dagga bush. Wouldn't go back after the photo, but scuttled back into the depths of the bush very close by.

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Camaricus nigrotesselatus

Camaricus nigrotesselatus
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Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 22nd December 2016
Added: 22nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Thomisus stenningi on Phyllopodium elegans

Thomisus stenningi on Phyllopodium elegans
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Waboomsberg
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 20th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Spider

Spider
By: Emma King
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Near Rietgat
Observed: 15th December 2016
Added: 16th December 2016
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: Wakkerstroom R543 at Cutting
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
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: Wakkerstroom above quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider

Crab
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom - Martins Dam n side
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Not a suitable prey item

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 25th November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
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Description:

The spider seemed to investigate the beetle but did not appear to attack it. The next morning both were still on the flower, the beetle still very much alive.

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Pinky's patience pays off.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 25th November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
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Description:

Watched this spider several times during the day, just sitting still on the flower. Rewarded later, both of us plus some small flies.

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Pinky

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 25th November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crabspider with well sucked fly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 22nd November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Only spotted as they prey item was seen

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 17th November 2016
Identifications:1
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Crabspider eating a bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 16th November 2016
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts