Trapezoid Crab Spider
S3,Female, ventral
High-browed Crab Spider
Male, Eye Pedestal
High-browed Crab Spider (Stephanopis 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 altifrons)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal🔎
Other name: Knobbly Crab Spider

Thank you Suzanne and Jim for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Feb-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.