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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The Australian spider fauna has been divided into 15 different common name groups--Orb-weavers, Swift spiders, Net-casting spiders, House spiders, Slender sac spiders, Ground spiders, White Tails, Prowlers, Jumpers, Redback spiders and relatives, Crab spiders, Mouse spiders, Australian Funnelwebs, Spiny Trapdoors and finally Australian Tarantulas.
Crab spiders eat insects like bees, which feed on flowers' nectar.
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The crab spiders of Canada and Alaska, Araneae: Philodromidae and Thomisidae.
Thomisidae, commonly called crab spiders, is a big spider family comprising 177 genera and 2,146 species worldwide, of which 82 species of 14 genera are known in Turkey.
Distribution of social crab spiders in Eucalyptus Forests.
2007), crab spiders are more diverse in temperate, subtropical and tropical areas, such as those of the "Cerrado" ecosystems.
Some of the most common garden spiders include Grass spiders, Orb Web Weavers, Long-jawed spiders, Cobweb Weavers, Wolf spiders, Sac spiders, Crab spiders and Jumping spiders (now there's a name guaranteed to grab an arachnophobe's attention
Male crab spiders will sip nectar for a little energy boost.
Thomisidae Crab spiders get their name from the way hey hold their legs out to their sides and walk with a crab-like scuttle.
Life-forms such as the flying colugo, red crab spiders, blue birds of paradise and the parasitic fungi cordyceps, which have developed unique survival abilities, are also observed.