Thanatus vulgaris
(Running Crab Spider)

Picture ID 4166

Picture of Thanatus vulgaris (Running Crab Spider) - Dorsal

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we found this in a box of locusts bred in the uk. The pet shop said there is no way a spider from brazil could have got in but my son is convinced it is a brazilian wandering spider?

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Thanatus vulgaris (Running Crab Spider) is notorious for turning up in cricket shipments.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/7111/bgimage

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