Saturday, August 4, 2012

Crab Spider on a Mango Flower (Diaea sp)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Thomisidae probably under genus of  Diaea. This crab spider has whitish green cephalothorax and femurs, patches white and yellow abdomen.  The eyes are surrounded with a broad yellow mark that resembles to a mask. Two pairs of its front legs are longer then its hind legs. The tibia is hairy and has two brown rings at the base of tibia. It has two rows of eyes, four small eyes in each rows. The body size is about 5 mm.



Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
Genus : Diaea



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