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Crab Spider

Oxytate virens


Oxytate is a genus of spiders belonging to Family of the crab spiders . Cephalothorax almost flat and cirular and narrows down near the eye region . The Lateral eyes are protruding with a yellowish ring surrounding them. Abdomen is long and tapers down towards the spinnerets .The front 2 pairs of legs are much longer than the back legs and often seen outstretched. These spiders are usually seen on the underside of leaves .

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Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Rick :-)

RickLampman 8 years ago

Amazing Capture & Spotting :)

Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Lauren :-)

LaurenZarate 8 years ago


Atul 8 years ago

Thanks Bhagya , Noel , dotun55 and Hema :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

unusual. Most crab spiders that i have seen have a rounded abdomen. Great find indeed!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago


Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Nice spot, Atul!

dotun55 8 years ago

Fantastic camouflage. Interesting shot!

Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Satyen and Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

I agree, lovely spotting !

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely find doc!

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 21, 2014

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