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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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:iconfalken02:
wow it's amazing .___.

i will share some love with it xD
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:iconleave-noone-alive:
Has a creepy, almost alien look to it. Love how it looks like its made of gel.
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einsman Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHH! So cute!
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:iconxopachi:
Looks like a gummy spider! :3
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:iconivory-ire:
What a cutie!!! Great shot!
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