Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Crab spiders - Familia Thomisidae

Order Araneae
Family Thomisidae
Crab spider
19-04-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Crab spider
08-04-17 © Pablo Serur
Spiders of this family are known as crab spiders both because of the long size of the front legs and their capacity to move sideways. They do no weave webs to hunt. They ambush the prey from flowers of similar colours to pass unnoticed. With both legs they grab the prey and inoculate their venom.
Crab spider
08-02-20 © Pablo Serur
Crab spider
04-01-20 © Juan Carlos Ferreyra