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2008-09-05 11:54:01

In a study of real bees in an artificial setting, scientists found that bees that have been captured by predators tend to learn from their previous experience and become more cautious in their subsequent foraging trips. Crab spiders pose a great threat to the lives of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. The predators have the ability to change color to match that of a flower while it sits and waits for a bumblebee to fly into its trap. However, Dr Thomas Ings and Professor Lars...


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2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and Hawaii. They inhabit warmer areas and can often be seen entering human habitations and other shelters...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

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2009-07-01 10:59:37

The Goldenrod Crab spider (Misumena vatia) is a species of crab spider which thrives in the northern hemisphere. This crab spider received the name Goldenrod Crab spider in North America, where it is the best-known and largest flower spider. This spider is frequently found hunting in brilliant yellow goldenrod sprays in the autumn. These spiders are generally hard to distinguish on a yellow flower, even for a searching human. In the early summer the young males may be slightly small and...

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2009-05-02 21:49:31

The Six-eyed Sand Spider (Sicarius hahni) is a species of arachnid found in southern Africa. It is found mostly in deserts and other sandy areas. The genus name, sicarius, is Latin for "murderer" or "assassin". This species is named after arachnologist Carl Wilhelm Hahn. The binomial name is interpreted as "Hahn's assassin". Due to the flattened stance and position of the legs, this species is also sometimes known as the Six-eyed Crab Spider. Studies of the venom of this spider have led...

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