(Grass Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 4933

Picture of Oxytate (Grass Crab Spiders) - Eyes

Comments & ID Thoughts

I confuse this would be thomisidae or sparassidae

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  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Photographed: Feb 3, 2018
  • Spider: Oxytate (Grass Crab Spiders)
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Eyes
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I can’t see the palps well enough to determine gender.


Sure, the palps (pedipalps,leg-like appendages near the spider’s mouth) are swollen on penultimate male (one molt from maturity) and sclerotized and enlarged on mature male spiders and are used to transfer sperm to the female. On immature males and females they are slender throughout. A mature female will have an epigynum (female reproductive organ) on the ventral of the abdomen.

Looking for examples in the same genus …

This one looks feminine: http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8073/8321394378_6555e7f044.jpg

This one looks possibly like a penultimate male: https://www.flickr.com/photos/suedechen/25830240206

And this one a mature male: https://sagr.co.za/forum/images/ext/2aac5019ab421531513331b4e10b7ad5


This one and the other green one you submitted are Thomisidae, I think they’re in the genus Oxytate.

Additional Pictures

Picture of Oxytate spp. (Grass Crab Spiders) - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Oxytate spp. (Grass Crab Spiders) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Oxytate spp. (Grass Crab Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Oxytate spp. (Grass Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture