Hump Backed Crab Spider
Femal, ventral
Ellura
Milky Flower Spider
S1: White Dorsal
 
                      
Milky Flower Spider (Zygometis xanthogaster)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Crab Spider (Thomisidae)
Species: Milky Flower Spider (Zygometis xanthogaster)
This Photo:     🔍S2: Yellow Dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
While it's normally white, the specimen we found on Ellura was a yellow form. This makes sense as were millions of small yellow forbs flowering at the time it was found. Notice the one we found in the Adelaide Hills was white, under a white flower. Unusually the white one had no stripes at all (on the legs or carapace). Often the leg stripes are black.
The yellow one was a very small female, ~4.5mm long (body & head), while the white one was a larger female ~7mm.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Sep-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.