Cambridge's Crab Spider
Male, Eyes
Cambridge's Crab Spider
Male, ventral
Cambridge's Crab Spider (Isala cf cambridgei)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Crab Spider (Thomisidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Cambridge's Crab Spider (Isala cf cambridgei)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Furrowed Legs🔎
Synonym: Stephanopis cambridgei

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The male we found is ~7mm, a bit small
It's abdomen is pock-marked a bit like a golf ball.
The setae/scales covering the body & legs are quite amazing!
The eyes seem to be on a smaller pedestal compared to S. similis.
Found 1 male in March.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.