Xysticus
(Ground Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 11298

Picture of Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal,Ventral

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I found this spider in the upper corner where the wall meets the ceiling in the kitchen area. It had a web that wasn’t uniform and was very fine. It wasn’t aggressive at all. I live in north Texas and I’m thinking this is a crab spiders by the placement of the legs. I’m just concerned exactly what species this is due to having a four year old daughter around the house. I tried to take pictures of it from every angle and blew the picture up for more definition. It was about the size of a nickel, legs included.

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BugmanDan
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Hi. I can only see your little friend is a crab spider in the Thomisidae family, just can’t peg which.
Looks to be a gravid female.
Your 4 year old might be a bit hard on these,Maybe teach observing is fine.

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, yes … Crab Spider (Thomisidae), Xysticus, possibly X. funestus or something similar.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/508422/bgimage

Additional Pictures

Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture