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Crab Spider

Tmarus Sp.


Crab spiders are not active hunters. They make more use of the camouflage techniques than other spiders. They do not make a web but catch their prey with their front legs. The colour of the spider is adapted to the hunting terrain they use and is mostly extravagant. They remain unmoved until the prey arrives and catches it.


Seen at a small forest near a farm.


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39 Comments (1–25)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Vinny :)

Vinny 9 years ago

Reminds me of the Arnold Schwaznegger movie: the predator, what camo!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks everybody :)

Ingrid3 9 years ago

What an incredible camouflage artist!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

amazing spotting Congrats......

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Excellent find Wild Things! Congrats...

MatildeMoura 9 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

No Hema, Dahanu is very near to the place where we go.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

are you camping in Dahanu, nowadays?

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you guys and thanks to Atul for spotting this spider ;)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Wild Things!

Tom15 9 years ago

Congrats on an interesting SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

What great camouflage. Wonderful spotting - congratulations!

Beautiful!! Congratulations on the SOTD, well deserved, Wild Things.
Also thank you for adding the last 2 pictures.

bg11a27 9 years ago


Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Jai Ho!!

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

congrats, Wild Things!

Yasser 9 years ago

Out of this world! Such incredible camouflage.

Sew 9 years ago

wow..awesome camouflaging :D

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Bewildering! Awesome catch and a great image! Congrats! :)

kyleighphelps 9 years ago

One of my favorite spiders. I have a great picture of a red crab spider front legs open ready for its meal to walk by.

bg11a1 9 years ago


RobThacker 9 years ago

Awesome & congrats

Wow Satyen my friend,what a superb spotting,awesome,great eyes :-) congrats on the super well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing such a awesome and interesting spoptting page

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congratulations! Is san excellent example of mimicry!

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Dahanu, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on May 29, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014

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