Crab Spider (Thomisidae family)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Crab Spider (Thomisidae family)

This tiny speck of a spider is perplexing to get a positive identification.

I first figured it was just one of the Mecaphesa spp. but the coloring seemed different.

So, I submitted to Bugguide hoping it *may* be Synema viridans but without having the spiders “in hand”, even experts can’t decide.  Other possibilities include Diaea sp.,

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1639205

Learn to identify some crab spiders: http://bugguide.net/node/view/38099

Shown on Florida Native Plant: : TICKSEED (Coreopsis sp.)

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1 comment
  1. janeasinner said:

    It looks so delicate, it’s a wonder it can survive ~!

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