Crab Spiders

Family Thomisidae

Unlike many other spiders, Crab spiders do not spin webs.  They catch their prey using speed and camouflage.  The first two pair of legs on a Crab spider are longer and stronger than the last two pair, this is the probably easiest way to identify them.

Crab Spiders Photo Gallery

White-banded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)1

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