Diaea

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Diaea
Diaea dorsata - top (aka).jpg
Diaea dorsata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Diaea
Thorell, 1869
Species

D. dorsata
D. livens
 many more, see text

Diversity
78 species

Diaea is a spider genus of the family Thomisidae (crab spiders).

Distribution[edit]

While most species are found in Africa, Asia and the Australian region, only two species are found in the Americas, D. seminola in the United States and D. spinosa in Colombia. In addition, D. livens occurs both in the United States and Central Europe. The only other species found in Europe is D. dorsata, which has a palearctic distribution.

Species[edit]

Diaea evanida with prey on a jonquil flower

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