Comments & ID Thoughts
Utah Crab Spider
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- Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
- Photographed: Feb 8, 2018
- Spider: Bassaniana utahensis (Utah Crab Spider)
- Location: Utah, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Your image has been filed.
I think I just spotted this spider on my kitchen ceiling in Denver Colorado. (It got away before I could get my camera.) I was struck by two features: 1) the very flat body, and 2) the way its legs were posed, very flat against the surface, and curved differently from most spiders I have seen.
No, I have not been travelling to Utah. I really like your website, thanks!
– Ah, I googled the Genus, and have found another species, Bark crab spider, B. versicolor, that could also match the one I saw.