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Platythomisus sp. by melvynyeo Platythomisus sp. by melvynyeo
Amazing looking crab spider... look almost toy-like :) Comes with a bonus face on its back :) Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_spi…
Thomisidae do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and sundry reproductive purposes; some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush predators. Some species sit on or beside flowers or fruit, where they grab visiting insects. Individuals of some species, such as Misumena vatia, are able to change color over a period of some days, to match the flower on which they are sitting. Some species frequent promising positions among leaves or bark, where they await prey, and some of them will sit in the open, where they are startlingly good mimics of bird droppings. However, note that these members of the family Thomisidae are not to be confused with the spiders that generally are called bird dropping spiders, not all of which are close relatives of crab spiders.

Other species of crab spiders with flattened bodies, either hunt in the crevices of tree trunks or under loose bark, or shelter under such crevices by day, and come out at night to hunt. Members of the genus Xysticus hunt in the leaf litter on the ground. In each case, crab spiders use their powerful front legs to grab and hold on to prey while paralyzing it with a venomous bite.
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Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Oh yes, here is the natural light picture ! All of this is so interesting...
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Pyrovilekiller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving the panda face on its back haha
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Marvelous!
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o-Oxalis-o Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Woaaaaaa
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the spider looks so fierce, but the bonus face looks so friendly XD
Fantastic find, love the species!
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Blastoisiken Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
That's a cool looking one for sure. 
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Great photo, and thanks for telling us a bit about these spiders.
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Leda74 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
It looks as if it's made of silicone rubber :)
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darkqueen333 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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ValsparinDragon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa that is one creepy/cute little spider! :omg:

Amazing photo I love.looking at all these different type of insects! Some of them just look like they belong on some other plantet! :clap:
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