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Zygometis xanthogaster crab spider This spider was so very tiny! No more than 3 mm body length.  Araneae,Australia,Crab spider,Fall,Flower Spider,Geotagged,Macro,Spider,Thomisidae,Zygometis xanthogaster,arachnid,arthropod,autumn,fauna,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. What a beautiful spider. Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. Me again Ruth.
      The species is Zygometis xanthogster
      Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
      1. Sorry should be Z. xanthogaster Posted 2 years ago
        1. Do you have a link with any info on this species, Ernst? Google gives back zero results, so don't know where to start.

          @Ruth: love this photo!
          Posted 2 years ago
          1. The Milky crab spider http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1942 Posted 2 years ago
          2. Hi Ferdi
            The link I used and also Ruth used to identify this spider is .
            http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1942
            Posted 2 years ago
            1. Thanks! Posted 2 years ago
        2. With grateful thanks Ernst - usually like to ID before posting, but didn't in this case. That's such a help. Posted 2 years ago
          1. Ruth, you are welcome .It is a great image and the way you mentioned how you got it shows that some misshap I are sometimes a benefit. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Nice contrast with that wood Ruth, Posted 2 years ago
    1. That was fortuitous Paul - I'd seen it on a Senecio succulent white flower and got too close so it dropped for safety as many of them do. Then spent quite a while trying to find this pinhead size spider amidst the mulch. It's paleness did help! Posted 2 years ago

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''Zygometis'' is a genus of spider in the Thomisidae family described by Simon in 1901, containing the sole species ''Zygometis xanthogaster'', with a distribution of "Thailand to Australia, Lord Howe Island".

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded May 19, 2020. Captured May 18, 2020 10:18 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO320
  • 105mm