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Spectacular Crab Spider

Thomisus spectabilis


an adult male - reddish brown... males are only 2-3mm in size compared to the 5-11mm females... furthermore... unlike the females... males do not possess the abilty to change colours.! males share the same attributes with females in that the first and second pairs of legs are noticeably longer and thicker than the last 2 pairs and are used for prey capture... the abdomen is triangular in shape... being widest posteriorly. and the lateral eyes are situated on tubercles.!


house plant within suburban residential area


Araneae; Thomisidae; Thomisinae; Misumenini

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Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

@Mark Ridgway and all PNRs... thanks for the honour again.! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Richard Ong
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Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2019
Submitted on Dec 19, 2019

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