Wimm/Vic

Wimm/Vic

Posted on 09/03/2014


Photo taken on September  3, 2014


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Australia
Victoria
Arachnida
Wimmera
Running Crab Spider
Philodromidae
Tibellus
Tibellus tenellus


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Tibellus species (Running Crab Spider)

Tibellus species (Running Crab Spider)
This is a small spider - about 9 to 10 mm in length. It's probably Tibellus tenellus, which seems to be the prominent species in Australia. This spider was once listed under Thomisidae but moved to family Philodromidae because, apparently, it is believed there is no close relationship between this spider and other Thomisids although their habits are very similar..

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Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic
Thank you, Rockwolf. It was quite a nice find. I know where it lives but have been unable to find it again. Maybe my camera's presence encouraged it to relocate!
4 years ago.