High-browed Crab Spider
Male: Green Legs
Ellura
Spotted Black Crab Spider
Male, dorsal, ~5mm
 
                      
High-browed Crab Spider (Stephanopis cf altifrons)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Crab Spider (Thomisidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: High-browed Crab Spider (Stephanopis cf altifrons)
This Photo:     🔍Male: ventral🔎
Other name: Knobbly Crab Spider

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A fraction over 5mm long Male, with a very narrow eye pedestal.
It is discussed they cover themselves with local debris for camouflage. While you can see sand on it here, the green is part of it's leg base colour. Which is a strange colour for our environment.
We photographed 3 males in Feb & Mar.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Feb-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.