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Elegant Crab Spider, male

Xysticus elegans


This is a Ground Crab Spider. They are most often found on the ground or near it. The male is darker with a sharper contrasting pattern than the female (who is lighter brown, see my previous post).


Forest in a county park (crawling on our tent).


I am not sure what is on his body right near his legs on the right. It could have been a bit of dirt or something else. Later today I spotted another female of this species but I was unable to get any photos of her since I didn't have my camera with me. :(

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1 Comment

KarenL 8 years ago

Nice spot!

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Northwest Harbor, New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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