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Crab Spider

Thomisus onustus / Genus Thomisus

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Hi Arvin,
Pic#2 is a different species. It is Thomisus iswadus, similar to my spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/148.... Note the posterior view of abdomen which is projected outwards (in Tagalog "iswad").

Pic#1&3, I am still not sure if T. okinawensis or T. ilocanus. Could you also take a look at the illustrations in this book? - http://books.google.com.ph/books?id=AugA...

Nice captures :) I think pic 2 (on yellow alder flower) should account for a separate spotting.

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

@yog134, tnx :) Brgy. Casuntingan, MacArthur, Leyte, before Abuyog Town.

yog134
yog134 8 years ago

Where in Leyte? nice pic :)

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

I think you're correct. Thank You!

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Some kind of crab spider..

ArvinMemaphu
Spotted by
ArvinMemaphu

Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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