Thomisus spectabilisWhite Crab Spider and the Honey Bee White Crab Spider Prey

In the following photographs is the White Crab Spider (Thomisus spectabilis) on a lemon tree with the prey it had caught, the honey bee (Apis Mellifera).

Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn
Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera on lemon tree, Brisbane QLD © Philip Leyburn

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Thomisus spectabilis & Apis Mellifera © Philip Leyburn

Thomisus spectabilisWhite Crab Spider and the Honey Bee White Crab Spider Prey

ThomisidaeRuncinia acuminata Sidymella Sidymella hirsuta Tharrhalea sp Tharrhalea evanida Tharrhalea multopunctata Thomisus spectabilis Tmarus cinerasceus Xysticus bimaculatus Zygometis xanthogaster

SpidersIndex of Spider Images Araneidae — Orb Weavers Arkys Australian Huntsman Spider Barking Spider Black House Spider Carepalxis sp Celaenia sp Crab Spiders Deinopidae — Net-casting Spiders Dolomedes sp Dolophones sp Flower Spiders Hackled Orbweavers (Uloboridae) Jewel Spider Jumping Spider Long Jawed Spider (Tetragnatha sp) Lynx Spider (Oxyopes) Mangrovia albida Maratus volans Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) Miturgidae Nicodamidae (Red and Black Spider) Ogre-faced Net-casting Spider Poltys sp (Twig Spider) Redback Spider Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) Thomisidae Tiger Spider (Trichonephila plumipes) White-spotted Swift Spider (Nyssus albopunctatus) Wolf Spider