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Flower Crab Spider

Thomisus blandus

Description:

Photographed this tiny little wild flower. Imagine my surprise when I looked at it on the computer and saw the 2 tiny crab spiders on it. I really need new glasses!!

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago
Flower crab spider
Thomisus blandus


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6 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago

I've finally received a batch of identifications from Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman, who is the spider expert in Southern Africa.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Thanks Kate for the ID. Long time since we met ! Nice to get this reminder on my spotting.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Sukanya for your comment. Yes, they definitely match well... so well, I didn't see them till I looked on the computer! Pity, I would have liked to take more photos...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

The translucent white legs of the spiders complement the translucent white of the stigma perfectly; made for each other: the crab spiders and this un-named flower. Thanks for posting it.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Dan. Couldn't believe I missed the spiders when I looked on the computer. They must have been small as the flower was less than a quarter inch across...

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Beautiful, the spiders and the flower.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 19, 2014

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