Thomisus spectabilis

Thomisus spectabilis

Image of White Flower Spider

(Flower Spider, White Flower Spider)

FAMILY

Thomisidae

Species

Thomisus spectabilis

Common name(s)

Flower Spider, White Flower Spider

Main colour

Abdomen white to yellowish

Size

Female body to 10 mm, male to 6 mm at maturity

Campus

Townsville

Description

This spider is usually found around white or pale-coloured flowers where it is camouflaged as it sits and waits for prey, usually nectar-feeding insects. May also be found in vegetation particularly on the underside of leaves. The distinctively shaped abdomen is white to yellowish with a few small darker spots. If it bites, it may cause some mild localised pain.