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crab spider

Gasteracantha cancriformis


This guy was busy constructing a web and had no time to hold still for a photo shoot.

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Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 11 years ago

nice spot

TeijeBrands 11 years ago

yeah. I've always known them to be called crab spiders. But I see that common name is for a spider of a much different variety

ForestDragon 11 years ago

This cool spider is also called the Spinybacked Orbweaver and about eight other common names. They have no relations to Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae).

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Plant City, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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