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  Flower Spider (Zygometis lactea)





Flower Spider | Zygometis lactea photo
female Flower Spider

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FLOWER SPIDER FACTS

Description
This spider is creamy white in colour with brownish red markings on each side of the head (the cephalothorax), and on the front part of the abdomen. The male has dark bands on the legs.

Size
female 6.5 mm, male: 3 mm

Habitat
On flowers and green leaves. It is well camouflaged for hunting amongst white flowers.

Food
insects that it ambushes

Notes
too small to harm people



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Thomisidae
Genus:Zygometis
Species:lactea
Common Name:Flower Spider