THOMISIDAE - CRAB SPIDER

FACT FILE - 270

Family

Thomisidae

Species

Tmarus marmoreus
(L. Koch, 1871)

Body Length

Female: 5mm
Male: 4mm

Habitat

Creates a retreat by curling a leaf using silk. Also found on leaves of trees and shrubs.

Toxicity

Unknown, but considered to be too small to be harmful to humans.

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2701

Male

2702

Spider is spinning a long strand of web on which it 'ballooned' in the strong wind.

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Female

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Female

2705

Female. Facing view.

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Female