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  Flower Spider (Diaea sp)





Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
Flower Spider on Gazania flower head.

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
Flower Spider. A very pale green specimen. About 5mm body length.

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
Flower Spider. This one is on an Anthurium flower (Flamingo Flower). The body length is about 6mm.

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
These two flower spiders were photographed on Impatiens flower. The larger one killed the smaller one. The dark spots on body of dead one appear to be where the fangs pierced it.

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
Flower spider

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
spider on gum leaf

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Flower Spider | Diaea sp photo
spider on gum leaf

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FLOWER SPIDER FACTS

Description
There are probbaly several species of Flower Spiders shown on this page. Let me know if you can identify any of them. Most have colour combinations of green, yellow, red and white. The head and legs are generally green or white, and abdomen is yellow or white.

Size
female 6mm, male 4mm

Habitat
Found in flowers or on green leaves of shrubs

Food
small insects ambushed on flowers or foliage

Breeding
makes an egg sac in rolled up leaf.

Notes
Harmless. Probably too small to give significant bite.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Thomisidae
Genus:Diaea
Species:sp
Common Name:Flower Spider

Relatives in same Genus
  White Flower Spider (D. unknown species)