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Hairy crab spider

Heriaeus hirtus


A white Hairy crab spider (Heriaeus hirtus) spotted on a parietaria judaica plant, in a prairie in Iolkos, Volos city, Greece. Heriaeus hirtus, is a member of the Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae), and the pictured one is probably an adult female. These spiders hide among the leaves of the plant they host and then they use their powerful front legs to grab and hold on to prey, usually leaf hoppers, caterpillars or different kinds of insects.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 7 years ago

Great spotting!

Thank you Chris Taklis!

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 7 years ago

Very beautiful spider.

Thank you Christos!

ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Fantastic!!! Congratulations Despina!!!

Thank you Kostas :)

Thank you dear @Jim Nelson, she is a beautiful -and quite unusual- spider...

Amazing photo!!!!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 7 years ago

Impressive photography and interesting subject, Despina!

Thank you dear Michael Strydom!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 7 years ago

Congrats and fantastic shot !!!!

Thank you dear @Leana, my spider was just nominated for the Spotting of the Week! I'm thrilled!

Congratulations DespinaTsafetopoulou!

Thank you dear @Lauren, it was a first for me too :)

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Very neat! I never saw such a hairy one before!

Thank you dear @AshleyT and fellow PN rangers! I'm truly honored!

AshleyT 7 years 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!

Thank you dear @beaker98, I think she is very cute too!

beaker98 7 years ago


Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on Apr 1, 2016
Submitted on Apr 1, 2016

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