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Very rare crab spider. Tmarus staintoni is a crab spider that belongs to the Thomisidae family. Usually is found on little tree twigs on which it is very well camouflaged. However, I found it here, on a very yellow inflorescence were it was much easier to see.
On Thapsia villosa inflorescence. Evergreen oak and pine tree forest.
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV; Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired