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  Crab Spider (Sidymella sp)





Crab Spider | Sidymella sp photo
Species of crab spider, but this one has longer, thinner legs than more common Thomisus crab spider

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



CRAB SPIDER FACTS

Description
The Crab Spider rests with its first two pairs of legs pointing forward. This makes it hard to see when it is resting on a twig.

Size
10mm

Habitat
On twigs or leaves in green shrubs and garden plants

Food
insects that it ambushes

Notes
Not aggressive. Bite not known to have serious symptoms.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Thomisidae
Genus:Sidymella
Species:sp
Common Name:Crab Spider