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Eight Spotted Crab Spider by melvynyeo Eight Spotted Crab Spider by melvynyeo
Finally found a adult Eight spotted crab spider with full panda eyes!! :) :) See the juvenile here [link]

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Platythomisus octomaculatus females reach a body length of about 20 mm, males grow up to 4 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.

P. octomaculatus is a rather rare species. One of the plants it has been found on is the yellow Hibiscus tiliaceus. In captivity it was observed to feed on bees.

The genus name is combined from Ancient Greek platys “flat” and the name of the crab spider genus Thomisus.
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Lunarsmith Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you sure this isn't actually the Magic School Bus?
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Surreal! Well done with this photo!
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NightsHarbinger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god... it's a freaking Joltik from Pokemon! oAo
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eclecticechoes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Stunning spider! I would love to see this species in person, Thank you for the brilliantly done image of it!

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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Yeap, this spider is one of the "must see" for all spider lovers :) The colors are unreal :)
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StirpsAndSalads Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like Joltik, lol
Nice shot. :3
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thank you! :)
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SinisterGeekz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CHOOSE YOU!
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Ryurules Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
So real life Pikachu is a spider?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
LOL... i think for a while before i get it :)
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