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Crab Spider


A crab spider of the most exotic ones I found in my backyard today. About 20-25 mm, very peaceful, with very slow movements.


Brazil's interior, state of Minas Gerais, rural area.


Sorry the 1 mm dof!

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30 Comments (1–25)

rams4d 7 years ago

Awesome !!!

Lovely spotting, very different than the ones I have seen, Leonardo Castro.

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Muito obrigado, Sergio! Na verdade, Tobias sp. foi a mais próxima que eu consegui encontrar, mas ainda assim visualmente um pouco distante deste exemplar. Difícil... :)

Harsha and Adarsha. thanks so much, friends!

Srimantas, nice!! Reply in your first spotting... ;)

srimanta 7 years ago

excellent spotting dear friend,,,,Congrats...
I joined in the project, But problem is this I don't know how to use this site? and what is the rule? and what will be the photo size? Thanks again for give me this link.... regards... :)Sri

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Great spotting Leonardo :) congratz :)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Wonderful sp[otting Leonardo. Congrats.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Por falar nisso, parabéns pelo SoTD! :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Espetacular! Talvez Tobias sp.?

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

RiekoS, thank you! I have more shots of it, but are worse than this (compact camera). I'll see if I can get better ones.
António, thank you so much! ;)
lowellmtyler, obrigado! O tamanho dela era mais ou menos 20-25 mm de uma extremidade à outra. Vou incluir esta informação na descrição.

Sckel 7 years ago

Parabéns, Leonardo. É realmente surpreendente. O tamanho dela era qual?

lowellmtyler 7 years ago

Great spotting! You have some amazing spottings here at Project Noah.

Great capture Leonardo,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

RiekoS 7 years ago

Congratulations! I wish I can see more pictures of this (I can not tell how it looks overall).

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

João, thanks so much for the tip, amigo. I've tried to find something similar in Tobias, but I still could not find anything similar. I'll keep trying...

KarenL, thank you! I really appreciate it! ;)

Mark, Lauren, Bhagya, Pong, Kaylabroski, Toshimi, MacChristiansen, thanks a lot for the feedback, my friends. #LetsExplore!

MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo on your SOTD

ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Great find! Congratulations!

kaylabroski24 7 years ago


PongWira 7 years ago

Wowww!, Congratulations.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Great spotting ... Congratulations ......

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wow! Amazing! Love it! Congratulations on SOTD!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago


KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Leonardo, your awesome spider is Spotting of the day!

Though it looks like dried plant material, this is actually a well-disguised crab spider!


João Burini
João Burini 7 years ago

Try Tobias species

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Thank you, Saumya. In my search on the Internet I still could not find a similar species. I've also never seen one just like it. For me it is also the strangest so far without a doubt!

Leuba, I had not noticed that! Who knows it's a new species? In that case, you have just found a popular name for it! "Royal Crab Spider" ;)

WOw awesome ! I would have mistaken it for some sort of a seed ! :D Coolest crab spider i have seen !!!!

Leonardo Castro
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Leonardo Castro

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 23, 2013
Submitted on Dec 23, 2013

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