Hump Backed Crab Spider
S1, male: profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Flat Spider (Trochanteriidae)|
|Species:||Flat Spider (Morebilus cf sp)|
|This Photo:||S1, male: dorsal|
Thank you Caitlin Henderson for helping with the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
One diagnostic of these is that they can walk up glass. We didn't test this here as we didn't know way back when these photo's were taken. But it was happy climbing over a plastic water bottle, which is almost the same.
Notice the spinnerets are tiny compared to our Hemicloea
We thought this was Morebilus cf fumosus but Caitlin lifted our id to genus level saying "it could easily be Morebilus (without having examined it)". Just to highlight to people the "cf" in the name means "looks like", as such it could well be another species or genus.
We've photographed 1 male in Oct.
Similar Species: Flat Ground Spider