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Another lovely spider! ID please??

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Leila, May 17, 2017.

  1. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron Active Member

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    20170517_221041-01.jpeg Found this one in the sink as I was about to wash dishes. :)

    I put it in a condiment cup and offered it a cricket leg. The spider is munching away. I am going to release it in the flower bed tomorrow.

    Any one have a clue as to what it might be? (I live in TN, btw)
     
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  2. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to beat @Ungoliant to this one and ID it to the family Thomisidae (crab spiders). :D

    I can't ID to genus or species though.
     
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  3. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I googled its basic appearance before posting here, and 'brown crab spider' was one of the results. :) I just like to share my finds with my AB family. Plus, you all can give me a more accurate ID than google can. Lol.

    Thanks for replying. XO!

    Funny thing is: this spider kinda moves like a crab. It moves sideways every now and then. :hilarious:

    (I looooove spring time! So many neat spiders are showing themselves as of late. :D)
     
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  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    Perhaps Xysticus (ground crab spider) or Bassaniana (bark crab spider).
     
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  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Cute lil guy.
     
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  6. The Snark

    The Snark Dancing with the enemy gods Old Timer

    Forgot how cute they are. Let your mind drift for a moment. Imagine having two pairs of arms built along the lines of a gorilla that reach to the floor with your elbows bent.
     
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  7. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I would love to sit one on one with you on a veranda and converse. Oh the profound things we might discuss.. :happy:
     
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  8. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    It skipped legs 3 and 4 day at the gym.
     
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  9. The Snark

    The Snark Dancing with the enemy gods Old Timer

    You're more than welcome to wander out this way. Big tree on the left going east out of the village of puffed rice. We'll take our repose on the back porch and speak of shoes and ships and Thomisidae and whether cats have wings as we donate a liter or two to the mossies. Speaking of cats, take the kitten with you. She's got a good start in a budding career as a furniture mover.
     
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