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6 mm spider
Hi chun, can make this spider's common name - Crab Spider?I see her everyday, close to her eggs still, but still on ground? She is alive and doing ok. I am hoping to see the little ones!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/141...link to another one of these, you have seen it Chun, just for every one else who enjoys this spider. and happy birthday to you too Chun!
wonderful, and ill keep an eye out for more of these amazing spiders! thank you Chun!
I have discussed with Noah Rangers about this.Norman Larsen can be trusted because he is one of the experts who created the spider checklist of De Hoop Nature Reserve in Western Cape which includes this species.He was sure about the identification through his email message.You could put up the species ID and mention Norman Larsen as a reference. I will inform you if I have received any further notifications from him.
Hi Chun, that is great, I actually thought I had more, of course if I spot this spider again i will send you the link! Do you think we should go with the ID you suggested?
Thanks for accepting the request, I have seen all your photographs of this spotting. Great species.
you can find me on Smith's Zoo of FB, and i will load the pics for you.... very exciting and thanks for you help!
Do you have a Flickr or FaceBook account where he (and I too) can view more photographs of this spotting ?
Norman Larsen can be contacted through his email stated here in his spiders website - http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/arac...
thank you Uday, but the eye pattern does not match that of a jumper.
That is amazing Chun! Is he 100% sure? Then Ill change the ID! How fantastic, I am very excited about this. I took many more pics, but limited to 6 on PN. If you like ill send more pics your way or his?
may be its a jumping spider http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/630...
I have contacted Norman Larsen, a arachnologist also from Western Cape through email seeking identification help from him about this this spider.He replied today saying that this is a female Phrynarachne melloleitoa.Google image has not been able to provide photo results of Phrynarachne melloleitoa. Maybe this is a rare species.
Yes it does looks alike that crab spider but the way it raised it's front legs is unusual for a crab spider. The position of the eyes too does not match those of a typical crab spider.
hi Johan, in picture 4, do you also see the similarities with todays SOTP? the 4 small hind legs and 4 big front ones? with strange shape abdomen?http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/139...
yes, he was very small and aggressive. i did not see a web, he was just walking about the leaves, and when it saw me immediately lifted the four front feet, almost warning me?
Very interesting spider. Cannot find it in my references. Suspecting it is a net-caster or a hunter without a web judging from the forelegs.
Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.42
Spotted on Sep 4, 2012 Submitted on Sep 5, 2012
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