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Tmarus Crab Spider


A Tmarus Crab Spider. Female. It's abdomen has a mixture of colours, including maroon, white, dark green..... It's eye pattern is made up of 2 rows, 4 eyes up, 4 down. It's head is greenish except for around the eyes. It's legs are spotted black. This is the eye arrangement of a Tmarus spider except that the eye size varies among Tmarus species.


Forest of Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.


This is the first time I've photograph a Tmarus Spider of the Thomisidae family. And one of my earliest successful attempt on photographing a spider's eyes. A crab spider that I have never seen elsewhere, this is the first time I have seen this species. It wasn't moving the slightest bit when I spotted it so I took the advantage to put my camera near for close-up photography. It should have realized my presence but it did not make the slightest move to escape. >>>Map accuracy : 400m diameter.

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ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Yes, knowing their eye patterns can make identification faster.

ceherzog 6 years ago

Very nice photos...I guess I need to do some research on the way spiders use all those eyes.

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 6.01, Long: 116.54

Spotted on Dec 16, 2009
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

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