Xysticus
(Ground Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 12192

Picture of Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

I've never seen the spider before. It is approximately the size of a quarter. Possibly an orb weaver? Does anybody know what this is?

  • Submitted by: 
    Alekop
  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Photographed: May 7, 2018
  • Spider: Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
  • Location: Isanti, Minnesota, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Definitely Thomisidae. Best guess at genus is probably Xysticus sp..

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