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Crab Spider

Scientific Name
Diaea sp.
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Taxonomy
(Araneae: Thomisidae: Thomisinae: Diaeini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Headfront - Adult - Female
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ARA45
Source
Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Carapace only moderately convex with long forward-directed spines. Medial eyes form a rectangle slightly longer than broad. Abdomen lacking a tubercle; oval and dilated at rear, and with some coverage of long hairs. Basitarsus I with 1 or more prolateral macrosetae. Femora of legs I and II considerably stouter than those of legs III and IV. Adult female and subadult green with brown abdominal pattern. Male less obviously green, but with long bristles on head.

References

- Dondale, C.D. (2005). Thomisidae. In: Ubick, D., Paquin, P. , Cushing, P. & Roth, V. (eds), Spiders of North America: an identification manual. American Arachnological Society. Chapter 64, pp. 246-247.

- Roberts, M.J. (1995). Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp.
More Information
Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
08/04/2011 10:06 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 21:59 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Crab Spider (Diaea sp.) Updated on 3/23/2014 9:59:00 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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