Crab Spider

Xysticus Funestus – Deadly Ground Crab Spider

Even though Xysticus funestus has a dangerously-sounding common name, the deadly ground crab spider, it is of absolutely no concern for humans or pet animals. It is a orange colored crab spider that usually hunts for small insects on the forst soil. It can be found throughout North America. Running crab spider description The deadly […]

Olios Giganteus – Giant Crab Spider

Olios Giganteus, the giant crab spider, belongs to the family of Sparassidae spiders, which are commonly called huntsman spiders. As other crab spiders, they have curved legs which gives them a crab-like appearance. However, the giant crab spider can reach a leagspan of up to 6 inches (15cm) – making them much larger than the […]

Philodromus – Running Crab Spider

Philodromus, commonly called running crab spider, is a genus of crab spiders. Various species can be found throughout the entire northern hemishere and the United States. Running crab spider description The Running Crab spider is usually a brown or a gray color with very little markings if any. The second pair of legs on the […]

Xysticus – Ground Crab Spider

Spiders of the xysticus genus, also called ground crab spiders are a rather indistinct species. As all crab spiders, they look similar to crabs. The brownish coloring, along with the splotchy pattern is optimal for blending in with its natural habitat than to stand out. Depending on the species of the ground crab spider, the […]

Misumena – Flower Crab Spider

The misumena, commonly called flower crab spider, is a genus of spiders that hunt their prey in or around flowers. The most common misumena species in North America is misumena vatia, commonly called the goldenrod crab spider or also just flower crab spider. The Golden Rod Crab Spider has the ability to change its color […]

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