Picture ID 164409

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I believe some kind of Xysticus(ground crab spider). Xysticus elipticus, perhaps? Not sure if the location fits that species.
It’s behavior was very calm. It remained still the entire time I photographed it.

  • Submitted by: 
    Valiant Warrior
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 19, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Castle Dale, Utah, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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I highly doubt it is an Xysticus Elipticus.

Below is a list of all Crab Spiders that are found in Utah – based on Wiki, which is not always accurate! But its a start. This spider is probably a small Xysticus and is hard to identify until it gets bigger.

I would love for anyone to chime in on this one!

Crab spider (Bassaniana utahensis)
Crab spider (Ebo merkeli)
Crab spider (Ebo pepinensis)
Crab spider (Mecaphesa spp.)
Crab spider (Xysticus discursans)
Crab spider (Xysticus emertoni)
Crab spider (Xysticus facetus)
Crab spider (Xysticus paiutus)
Crab spider (Xysticus pellax)


Anytime! We look forward to seeing some more of your pictures. You are definately talented.