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Crab spider

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Species:
Boomerangia dimidiata
(Identification as shown below)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
The colour scheme of this species allows it to hide on green leaves or in flowers and to catch insects by stealth. It may also be found in a retreat formed from a rolled up green leaf, especially when it is guarding its eggs
Toxicity:
Too small to harm a human
Boomerangia dimidiata
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Side view

Formerly considered to be a Diaea species this spide was given the above name in 2014 by P. Szymkowiak in Annales of Zoologici Warszawa, Volume 64, pages 333-477.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Lehtinelagia evanida and Zygometis xanthogaster.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 15 June 2016.