Green Crab Spider Diaea dorsata


Diaea dorsata spiderling

Spiderling discovered in garden. 17th September 2017. © Peter Hillman

Diaea dorsata spiderling

Spiderling discovered in garden.
17th September 2017. © Peter Hillman

Family Thomisidae (Crab spiders)

Length 3-6mm.

The adult males have a bright, emerald green coloured carapace.

It strongly favours woodland, where it can be found amongst the foliage of evergreens. Local and widespread in southern England as far as north Yorkshire, absent from eleswhere.