eyes of Dieta spiders are obviously more prominent than the
median eyes. Unlike most Crab Spiders which have a squat abdomen,
the abdomen of Dieta is long.
Family Thomisidae, Crab Spiders|
Habitat:Grasses in waste-land.
Female: 8 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, malaysia,
Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Northern Australia.
spiders move sideways, like crabs. The body is not as hairy as in
are slow-moving spiders which do not actively hunt like Wolf Spiders.
Instead, they remain stationary and await in ambush for some unsuspecting
insects to land in front of them.
The first two pairs of legs in most Crab Spiders are longer and heavier
than the third and fourth pairs, and are armed with spines for holding
and grasping prey.