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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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hailikitty Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
i love that
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Vierasaine Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely colours!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Thanks! :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in the #devPREMIUM's Weekly Macro Spotlight Vol. 28. Best regards!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thank you for the feature!!! :) :) :)
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I wonder if the black spots on its cephalothorax are supposed to look like eyes. Awesome photo.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Should be... the adult is absolutely beautiful with it's odd looking panda eyes!
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Cool. :D
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rupted Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The black spots around the groups of eyes give it a really innocent appearance! I'm glad you found what you were looking for, it's exquisite^^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thanks! :) I'm now looking for the adult! :)
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I-Love-It Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
The color tells me its poisonous....but for some reason, I think it looks tasty. lol

Great shot! The colors really pop and you can really see the 'flatness' in comparison with other spiders.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thanks! :) Never eat colorful insect!!!!!! :) :) :)
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Zanture-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow what a beautiful, vibrant color!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thanks! :)
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