Xysticus
(Ground Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 59763

Picture of Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal

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Why would a spider be living on a lizard?

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ItsyBitsy

Haha … I don’t think it realizes it’s on a lizard. Looks like good camouflage. Ground Crab Spider, Xysticus.

TangledWeb

Great photo! I wonder how long it took for the spider or lizard to realize their living arrangements are odd. This would make a good photo for National Geographic, they print submitted photos.

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Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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