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Crab spider

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Species:
Stephanopis altifrons (RM)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
On the dry bark of trees where the matching colours and texture of the spider's body surfaces match those of the bark and give excellent camouflage
Toxicity:
The toxicity of this slow-moving and non-aggressive spider is unknown
Stephanopis altifrons
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In its retreat
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Colour variation
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With prey
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Underneath female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Stephanopis cambridgei and Stephanopis corticalis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 May 2009.