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Eight Spotted Crab Spider by melvynyeo Eight Spotted Crab Spider by melvynyeo
Finally... after a long long search... I got my first Platythomisus octomaculatus (eight spotted crab spider)! Still a juvenile! :)

Platythomisus is a genus of flattened crab spiders (family Thomisidae) from Africa and Southern Asia.

All species are only known from females or juveniles, with the exception of P. jucundus, where only the male is known.

Females reach a body length of about 20 mm, males grow up to four mm. The smooth, convex cephalothorax is quite large, with smooth, slender legs that are not particularly long. The legs are often free of spines, with the occasional exception on the first two pairs. The opisthosoma is stout and oval.

P. octomaculatus has a yellow-orange color with four round, black marks on the cephalothorax and seven large black marks on the opisthosoma, with one spot near the cephalothorax, and the other six following behing in two longitudinal rows. The legs are of a bright yellow, with the outer halves black.

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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
wow it's amazing .___.

i will share some love with it xD
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you ! :)
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Leave-Noone-Alive Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Has a creepy, almost alien look to it. Love how it looks like its made of gel.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you ! :)
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einsman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHH! So cute!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks!! :)
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Looks like a gummy spider! :3
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Haha :)
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Ivory-Ire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
What a cutie!!! Great shot!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you! :)
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