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Crab Spider



Crab Spider

2 Species ID Suggestions

Crab spider
Cymbacha ocellata Cymbacha ocellata
Crab spider
Cymbacha saucia

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MartinL 7 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.

kerry.vaneeden 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Cool spider. Nice spotting, Kerry.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Lovely specimen.

kerry.vaneeden 7 years ago

Thanks, I'll do that.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

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

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Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

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

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