Crab Spider
( Thomisidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Thomisidae
Common Name:Crab Spider
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Thomisidae
Taxon Code:ARA02087

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
ECI Site#:CA01100108

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY
Food
Spiders with very small (if strong) jaws (such as crab spiders and cobweb weavers) make small holes in the prey and vomit their digestive fluid into the prey's body, the end result being a hollow shell with some or most of the muscles and internal organs digested and sucked out.

CREDITS
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