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Flower Mimicry: the Crab spider
This beauty is a purple form of Epicadus heterogaster, a South American species of spider in the Thomisidae Family. Due to its shape, Epicadus heterogaster is commonly named Crab spider and Flower spider.
These fascinating spiders mimic an orchid (or a flower), so to feed they no need great efforts and just have to wait patiently on a plant to insects come to the “flower” in search of nectar, then insects are promptly eaten by the spider.
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Photo credit: ©Geoff Gallice
Locality: Yaupi, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador
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