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  White Flower Spider (Diaea sp2)





White Flower Spider | Diaea sp2 photo
White Flower Spider

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WHITE FLOWER SPIDER FACTS

Description
Most of the Diaea species of flower spiders have some green or brown markings. This one is all white - not sure if it is a different species or just a colour variation?

Size
5mm

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:sp2
Common Name:White Flower Spider

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