Unidentified

Picture ID 96701

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Locals who live in this area haven't seen this before. Where we found it, in front is the beach and back is a hill.

  • Submitted by: 
    Gagambal
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 1, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

It IS a spider and it’s beautiful! It’s an Eight-spotted Crab Spider, Platythomisus quadrimaculatus. Here’s a link to some well-done professional photos of one. It is not deadly to humans. Crab Spiders really aren’t interested in us. One might bite in self-defense if someone were to handle it too roughly . Spiders are fragile and need to protect their bodies. This isn’t a spider that is seen often, thank you for sharing your spider photo with us!