Crab Spider

Subject: Green spider
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
April 16, 2016 5:32 pm
What kind of spider?
Signature: Tad

Crab Spider
Crab Spider

Dear Tad,
This is a Crab Spider in the family Thomisidae, and members of the family can be identified because the front two pairs of legs are much longer than the other two pairs.  Your individual is Diaea livens, which we identified on BugGuideBugGuide only contains reports of the species from California.  Your image represents a new species on our site.

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