Thomisidae
(Crab Spiders)

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AaronGo
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It’s called a Yellow Sac spider

ItsyBitsy
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This is a Crab Spider (Thomisidae).

TangledWeb
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There is a new spider family that isn’t in our site’s taxonomy yet – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkyidae The World Spider Catalog accepted it and the new genera in April.

ItsyBitsy
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I only add taxonomy if I need to file an image. Which isn’t to say there isn’t one or more of those buried here in ID request. If you saw something awesome (and those are awesome looking spiders) that should be added you can get my attention by adding a comment on one of my images. Those species have been known for a long time, in this case it’s just that a sub-family was granted full family status, I think. I check the World Spider Catalog regularly for major taxonomic changes but I focus mostly on North American species so… Read more »

TangledWeb
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Thanks for explaining. I found out about the new family because I was learning about the families of spiders that make orb webs and I realized I didn’t know about this one because it was just added and I had never seen the name on this site’s taxonomy page. My memory is really good at permanently holding words I see or hear, but abysmal at holding images. I translate almost everything I see into words if I need to be able to remember it. That’s what makes the Wolf Spiders difficult to remember…brown with white stripe, brown stripe, white stripe..hey!… Read more »

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