White Crab Spider

White Crab Spider (Thomisus spectabilis) also known as White Flower Spider is a beautiful species of spiders in the family Thomisidae. They have a body length from 4mm to 10mm. The male is smaller then female. They are found in white, yellow and greenish colors. They sit on flowers or top leaves of branches and uses camouflage and ambush technique to capture their prey. Flower spiders generally feed on nectar feeding insects such as butterflies, moths and bees.

White Crab Spider (Thomisus spectabilis)
White Crab Spider Picture
White Crab Spider Picture
White Crab Spider Picture
White Crab Spider Picture
White Crab Spider Picture
White Crab Spider Picture

A White Crab Spider with beautiful patterns.
White Crab Spider

17 comments:

Mama Kayla said...

Beautiful!

Elettra said...

This photo are formidable

Veronica said...

WOW....very nice!!!

birdy said...

Thanks Mama Kayla, Elettra, Veronica for the feed back. It's much appreciated.

Zane said...

Excellent Birdy - really a great series on the crab spider.

Dave said...

Great shots. The body of the spider seems huge in ratio to the rest of the spider. nice pics.

birdy said...

Thanks Zane for the comment and appreciation.

Zane said...

Got myself my own white crab spider and fly photos yesterday - will post soon.

Philip said...

The last photo is excellent Birdy you can really see the patterns on his back

birdy said...

Hi Dave!
It's nice to see you again on the blogsphere. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Zane, We are waiting for your pictures.

Thanks Philip for the feedback. Yes, the patterns are visible, but I think this spider was deserved a more clear shot.

sebi_2569 said...

superb photo; nice blog bravo

birdy said...

Thanks Sebi for the visit and comment. I always love to hear from great photographers like you.

Anna said...

Hey birdy these are the cutest spiders I have ever seen. Excellent captures. Anna :)

birdy said...

Thanks Anna for taking time to comment on my blog post. It's highly valued.

Marie said...

Great photo! I've never seen such a white spider in person. I have seen giant crab spiders before, but they don't look nearly as cool as the white one you found. It’s crazy how they blend in so well.

Amir Weinstein said...

Hi

Great photos, Great blog
Thank for shearing and the enthusiasm

Waiting for more spiders and insects

Amir

birdy said...

Thanks Marie for your feedback. They blend so well that one needs good eyesight to point out them.

Thanks Amir for the visit and comment. Hopefully I will not disappoint you. You will see a large number of wonderful species of spiders and insects in coming days.