Crab spider

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(Zool.) one of a group of spiders (Laterigradæ); - called because they can run backwards or sideways like a crab.

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But this flower-mimicking crab spider in South America doesn't bother with that.
Something like a rare six-eyed crab spider might have caused this kind of damage.
But the exhibition, "Through a Year Outside: Natural History Photography by Sheila Carroll,'' also has photographs of dragonflies, a goldenrod crab spider, coyotes, leaves, even a mockingbird and coyote in the same frame.
This is a book that -- like the crab spider Misumenavatia -- pounces on its unsuspecting prey, leading the reader into a startling garden of literary delight.
Xysticus acerbus is a scarce crab spider, not previously recorded in the London area.
The crab spider genus Ebo (Araneida:Thomisidae) in the United States and Canada.
Possible significance of the red patches of the female crab spider, Misumena vatia.
Additional notes on crab spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Thomisidae and Philodromidae).
Contrasting patch choosing by anthophilous ambush predators: vegetation and floral cues for decisions by a crab spider (Misumena vatia) and males and females of an ambush bug (Phymata americana).
The researchers suggest that the animal probably was an "ambush predator" like the modern-day crab spider, lying in wait for prey to come close.
Survival strategies of the crab spider Thomisus onustus Walckenaer 1806 (Chelicerata, Arachnida, Thomisidae).
Upon closer inspection you will see the insect in the jaws of a crab spider.