Orange Crab Spider - ? Zygometis or Diaea sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Orange Crab Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 30mm
The spider is orange brown in colour. It has the relatively large abdomen. As other spiders in the Thomisidae family, its two pairs of front legs are long and strong. 
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We found this spider once in Karawatha forest once on Jam 2008.  

1. Zygometis lactea - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009.
2. Crab spiders Family Thomisidae - Spiders of Australia, Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2009.  

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Last updated: October 03, 2009.