Trapezoid Crab Spider
Male, spinnerets
Trapezoid Crab Spider
Male, ventral
Trapezoid Crab Spider (Sidymella cf trapezia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Crab Spider (Thomisidae)
Species: Trapezoid Crab Spider (Sidymella cf trapezia)
This Photo:     Male, leg waving

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Anthony Paul told us about Sidymella longipes, which is very similar, but larger at just under 15mm.
This one being ~5.5mm is also slightly longer than 4mm; considered the size of S. trapezia males.

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jun-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.