The extremely long front legs help place this spider in the Crab Spider family. They are able to walk forward, sideways and backwards.
The Green Crab Spider is a wandering hunter, searching for insect prey on flowers, in fields, on grass and in shrubs. They do not spin webs, though males may use their silk to cover potential female mates.
Common name: Green Crab Spider
Scientific Name: Misumessus oblongus
Adult Size (Length): 3mm to 7mm (0.12in to 0.28in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: green; red
General Description: long legs, crab
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina
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