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This tiny spider (foto #4) was just under 2 cm long, 1.5 cm wide with an "armspan" of 4.5 cm. It was completely white with a few gray dots or dimples on its abdomen. I found many, many pictures of this spider on the internet, but all only called it a White/Albino Crab Spider. I couldn't find a single site that gave the scientific name. It appears to be in the genus Thomisus. I hope someone can get more "specific." The Wiki link on the right appears to show the spider, but in South Africa, not South America.
This spider was found scurrying along a path (700 masl) in the heat and strong sunshine of the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador @ 14:30 in the afternoon. Most of these small crab spiders are normally found on flowers/plants searching for small insects to eat.
The sun was so bright my first pictures were just a bright white "spot" so I picked it up and got into the shade where I got a couple good pictures. I then released it in the shade along the path. I hope it was pleased. It never writes, it never calls . . . . . ungrateful little beast :-)
Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69
Spotted on May 5, 2019
Submitted on May 11, 2019
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