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A yellow flower crab spider lying in wait on a yellow alder plant (Turnera ulmifolia) to ambush insects. This spotting looks a lot like Thomisus onustus (Walckenaer, 1805), which has a Palearctic distribution from Great Britain and Portugal in the West to Japan in the East (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomisus_on...). Named after the posterior view of abdomen projected outwards (in Tagalog "iswad"), this is Thomisus iswadus Barrion & Litsinger, 1995.
Spotted in Biñan Laguna, Philippines. Backyard garden.
Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09
Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012