Crab Spider

Order Araneae (Spiders)
Suborder Opisthothelae
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus Xysticus

crab spider
This little crab spider was patiently waiting for her breakfast.  Notice how she has
her leg touching the web line so she can feel any vibrations.  I was thrilled to find
this little crab spider (genus Xysticus - I think)  in my garden. © Carol Davis, 7-1-06



Crab Spider


Crab Spider of the genus Ozyptila
This tiny girl was hanging by a silken thread off the
door handle of my friend's car.  I was enthralled with
this one because of the large size of the eyes.  It is
of the genus Ozyptila. © Carol Davis, 10-21-06

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