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Green crab spider (Diaea Dorsata)  Diaea dorsata,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Green crab spider (Diaea Dorsata)

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  1. Awesome shot! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Really cool species and awesome capture! I've never heard of this spider before. Posted 4 months ago
  3. Fantastic Joost!! Posted 4 months ago

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''Diaea dorsata'' is one of the smaller crab spiders, with a palearctic distribution. Females can grow up to 6 mm, males up to 4 mm. Prosoma and legs are green, the opisthosoma is yellowish with a brown mark. Like ''Misumena vatia'', this spider can change its color to fit its surrounding; however, this takes several days.

''D. dorsata'' prefers forest edges. It can be found on oak leaves. The subadults overwinter under the bark of dead trees. Adults appear in May. The males have an.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2018. Captured Sep 17, 2017 15:27 in Herven 3, 5231 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/16.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO64
  • 180mm