Thomisid Crab Spider

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 12 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This little creepy crawly sitting pretty on a trumpet vine bloom is a thomisid crab spider. At least that is what my son Russell tells me and he is pretty good at identifying such things. He told me that they are pretty good at camouflage. I don't think this one was doing a very good job since I spotted it pretty much right away.

I missed posting last week...ooops! I was doing pretty well keeping up with posting once per week but last week was just a little too hectic and I didn't get around to it. I will try to do better but the next few weeks promise to be pretty busy as well.

For a much larger more detailed view go here.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 400 60 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/160 second
ISO 400
60 mm