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Crab Spider

THOMISIDAE

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Crab Spider

2 Species ID Suggestions

Crab spider
Cymbacha ocellata Cymbacha ocellata
Crab spider
Cymbacha saucia


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8 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago


Natalie, can you suggest why you think this spotting might be C. saucia?
It looks like C. ocellata to me but I suspect you might have some specialist knowledge.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/692...

kerry.vaneeden
kerry.vaneeden 6 years ago

Thanks for the advice Mark, I've look through a lot of photos now & they really are hard to tell apart.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

A pleasure kerry. Natalie's name might be good too given location etc. They can be hard to tell apart (along with a couple of other names) and maybe be more closely related (subspecies?)

kerry.vaneeden
kerry.vaneeden 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Cool spider. Nice spotting, Kerry.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Lovely specimen.

kerry.vaneeden
kerry.vaneeden 6 years ago

Thanks, I'll do that.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice series of a cool spider; you might consider putting the second photo first so people see the beautiful pattern right away.

kerry.vaneeden
Spotted by
kerry.vaneeden

Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 6, 2014
Submitted on Dec 21, 2014

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