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albino spider

albino spider

my wife spotted this in our garden this morning.
I've never seen one before

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nice picture, someone on GOY will tell you what is is, we have a brilliant lot on this site.

5 Sep, 2009


Neither have i, great photo.

5 Sep, 2009


he kept turning away, its a shame I only managed to get a photo from behind him :o(

5 Sep, 2009 looks like a white Crab Spider, Misumena vatia from the Thomisidae family Fdm, google it and have a look......:o)

5 Sep, 2009


Thanks Janey, after looking it up I would say it is definitely a female crab spider.
In fact at first glance I thought it was a crab as it was holding its front legs up like claws.
I read that they sit on flowers of a similar colour to themselves in a sunny position waiting for insects to land. This one was on a fading hypericum :o)

6 Sep, 2009


Ive seen them in my garden too

8 Feb, 2011

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