Knobbly crab spider

Stephanopis altifrons

Stephanopis altifrons is a small orb weaver found in the eastern parts of Australia.
Knobbly crab spider (Stephanopis altifrons) Found in the centre of a 'knot' (where a branch had bee removed) on a rough barked Allocasuarina tree.
About 10mm body length.
 Australia,Geotagged,Knobbly crab spider,Stephanopis altifrons,Summer

Appearance

About 10mm long.
Slow moving; depends on bark mimicry for camouflage.

Distribution

East coast to central Australia

Defense

Camouflage resembling rough bark

References:

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http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1952
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6c363491-3241-47fc-8e2d-437875e2639d#
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyThomisidae
GenusStephanopis
SpeciesStephanopis altifrons
Photographed in
Australia