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Crab spider

Angaeus sp

Description:

Found this aggressive little spider by chance. I was photographing a caterpillar on the plant when this spider suddenly rushed towards me from no where, with its front limbs extended. I was surprised by its aggressiveness, It would keep intimidating me by extending its front limbs and pretending to rush towards me. it would return to its initial place and position soon after. This happened a couple of times when the spider had enough and stayed put. In the 3rd image you see how beautifully it mimics a piece of dry leaf. :-) Size: less than 1cm

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2 Comments

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Nice story, you can tell she's angry!

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 6 years ago

Amazing spotting. It has such expression.

vipin.baliga
Spotted by
vipin.baliga

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 23, 2013

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