Rural Crab Spider

Tharpyna campestrata

This crab spider is common throughout Australia especially in drier areas. The body length of female to 9mm, male to 7mm. Females and their egg sacs may be found on or under loose bark of trees. The males are sometimes seen wandering. The distinctive pattern on the abdomen helps with identification, but many dark-coloured thomisids are similar. The species name means "of the country" or "of the fields".
Crab spider Usually found under bark of a eucalyptus tree. Australian,Crab spider,Rural Crab Spider,Tharpyna campestrata

Appearance

Dark brown flattish spider with two distinctive white spots on top and white flecks surrounding the abdomen.
Females larger at about 9mm body length and males about 7mm.

Naming

No synonyms

Distribution

Found in the southern half of Australia.

Status

No threat.

Behavior

Non aggressive.

Habitat

Usually hiding under bark.

References:

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https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:1f86583a-f921-4b1a-805a-980f63b34911#overview
http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2244
http://www.findaspider.org.au/find/spiders/308.htm
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyThomisidae
GenusTharpyna
SpeciesTharpyna campestrata
Photographed in
Australia