please identify spider -Olympia, WA
this spider was found in Olympia, WA on July 12, 2012. It was in a shrub. They found an egg sac on the underside of a deck plank. Thanks!
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Last edited by Rubyslippers; 07-13-2012 at 06:10 PM.
Reason: forgot to add photo
The spider in the image is a crab spider, family Thomisidae, *maybe* in the genus Xysticus. They are ambush hunters, lying in wait for a potential meal to come within striking distance. They are *not* dangerously venomous to people or pets.
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Originally Posted by Eric
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