Observations in the Family: Thomisidae

Common Name: Crabspiders

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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Garden Spider ?

Spider
By: Nicole Potgieter
Location: Mpumalanga
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Found this spider in my mothers vegetable garden, just curious as to which type of spider it is seen as i could not find it online.

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TinyThom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: House
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Crab Spider. Thomisidae sp.

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Location: Kasi Mingi, Lusip Dam, Lubombo, Swaziland
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Small green crab spider

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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Observed: 2nd March 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crab spider (Diaea puncta)

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Location: Pine Valley, Plot 202
Observed: 2nd January 2009
Added: 19th January 2015
Likely ID: Diaea puncta
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.)

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Location: Mucucene Hills, hilltop
Observed: 1st February 2007
Added: 18th January 2015
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Synema marlothi?

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Location: Malolotja Nature Reserve. Log cabins vlei
Observed: 7th March 2009
Added: 18th January 2015
Likely ID: Synema marlothi
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Yellow spider

Spider
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Location: Vandersterrberg
Observed: 8th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Blurred green spider

Blurry green spider
By: jewels
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Dwarsriver
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 15th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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467 Spider crab green with burgundy trim

spider crab green with burgundy trim
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 7th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Could be a Crab Spider

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Location: Final stretch of Dune Loop
Observed: 1st January 2015
Added: 4th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

The spider stayed in the leaf nest. Leafs were fixed an I could not move it out of the way with-out breaking the safe haven, thus I left it in tact and have to be content with what I could photograph.

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427 Spider white thom

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 28th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Interesting that this pure white spider shows up just when the bush is covered in similar-sized flowers.

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Flower crab spider

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Location: Hawane Vlei, near entrance hut
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 23rd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spider

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Location: Highlands, Grahamstown
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Crab Spider with Bee catch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Oxytate with dark ab

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Likely ID: Oxytate
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Not sure if this just a colour variation of the more transparent Oxytate individuals common on the bush, eg. http://www.ispotnature.org/node/570349

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Crab spider

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Location: Mayor's Seat, Grahamstown
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

jumped from the freesia flower

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tree frog gone odd

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:11
Description:

About 15mm long

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369 Spider crab greenish

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Crab spider feeding

Crab spider feeding
By: Dewidine
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen Sebenza
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Location: Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Likely ID: Thomisus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Small spider

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Rd
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

0.5cm

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Thomisus australis on Senecio speciosus

Thomisus australis on Senecio speciosus
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: Thomas Baines Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th September 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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synema in heli

synema in heli
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River road
Observed: 16th November 2014
Added: 17th November 2014
Likely ID: Synema imitator
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

I wondered why a dead monkey beetle was hanging from this flower - upon investigation I found the spider huddled cosily right in the middle of the florets.

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Crab spider

Crab spider
By: Graham G
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Beacon Hill, Umtamvuna NR
Observed: 6th November 2014
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spider brown fly mimic

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Charlie's path
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 14th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:5
Description:

This wee one looks very fly-like from a distance

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Spider

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: M6, Noordhoek
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 9th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

4mm
Looks like a crabspider, but the eye array is a bit off.

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Thomisus australis on Syncarpha paniculata

Thomisus australis on Syncarpha paniculata
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: Bosch Hoek
Observed: 8th October 2011
Added: 8th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
By: AndreSteenkamp8
Location: R543, Wakkerstroom
Observed: 1st February 2010
Added: 8th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

This critter was found by Kristi Garland on the porch of the managers house of the BLSA centre at Wakkerstroom.

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Grass thommy

spider grass thomisidae
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River road
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 3rd November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Species with which Crabspiders (Thomisidae) interacts