Thomisidae


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Related to Thomisidae: Crab spider, Linyphiidae, Salticidae

Thomisidae

 

or crab spiders (Russian name, bokokhody— sidewalkers), a family of Arthropoda, of the order Araneida. The crab spider is up to 10 mm long. The body is more or less compact, the legs are long and go to the sides. Like crabs, the Thomisidae run sideways well, from which comes the name bokokhod. These spiders do not build webs but attack their prey, lying in wait for it. There are more than 1,600 species. In the USSR there are more than 110 species. The spider Misumena vatia, often found on flowering plants, varies in color; the white ones stay on white flowers and the yellowish ones on yellow flowers.

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Predatory spiders collected from the sprayed fields were 243 belonged to families Lycosidae (175) and Thomisidae (68) while from un-sprayed fields were 480 comprised of Lycosidae (338) and Thomisidae (142) (Table 1).
Spider families collected by two methods included the Agelenidae (funnel weavers), Clubionidae, Dictynidae (meshweb weavers), Fil istatidae (crevice weavers), Philodromidae (running crab spiders), Pisauridae and Thomisidae (crab spiders).
Prey capture by the crab spider Misumena calycina (Araneae: Thomisidae) Oecologia 39:309-319.
(1972) The crab spider genus Ebo (Araneida: Thomisidae) in the United States and Canada.
Other guilds included foliage runner 7% (Clubionidae, Sparassidae), ambushers 4.8% (Thomisidae) and sheet web weavers 2.1% (Linyphiidae).
hesperus) 40 Oecobiidae 1 Philodromidae 869 Ebo 849 Philodromous 20 Pholcidae * 37 Holocnemus * 3 Pholcus 16 Unidentified 18 Salticidae 128 Theridiidae* 836 Euryopis 2 Latrodectus 7 Theridion* 827 Thomisidae 9 Uloboridae (Uloborus) * 108 Unknown (including 864 spiderlings and escapees) Total number of spiders 5,772 censused TABLE 2--Summary of pirate spiders (Mimetus hesperus) found on webs and with prey during censuses at the Panorama Vista Preserve, Kern County, California (40 M.
En los tres tratamientos la familia mas abundante fue Thomisidae (1 051 individuos; 83.74% del total de aranas recolectadas), seguida por Araneidae (83 individuos; 6.64%), Salticidae (34 individuos; 2.72%), Lycosidae (21 individuos; 1.68%), Oxyopidae (19 individuos; 1.52%), Corinnidae (10 individuos; 0.8%) y Theridiidae (9 individuos; 0.72%).
Thomisidae family comprised of seventeen specimens belonged to three species.
Chemical attraction of male crab spiders (Araneae, Thomisidae) and kleptoparasitic flies (Diptera, Milichiidae and Chloropidae), Journal of Arachnology, 23:212-214.
* Familias especialistas en cuanto a la seleccion de habitats se encuentran presentes en una sola comunidad de vegetacion, con valores bajos de abundancia relativa global, como Agromyzidae, Pipunculidae, Otitidae, Tephritidae, Hydrophilidae, Thomisidae, Encyrtidae y Scelionidae.
Spider families collected by two methods included the Agelenidae (funnel weavers), Clubionidae, Dictynidae (meshweb weavers), Filistatidae (crevice weavers), Philodromidae (running crab spiders), Pisauridae and Thomisidae (crab spiders).
Here we report the sex ratio and density of a population of the crab spider Misumena vatia (Clerck) (Araneae: Thomisidae) (Dondale and Redner, 1978) and the frequency with which males guard penultimate and recently-molted adult females in the field.