Runcinia acuminata

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Runcinia acuminata
Spider on ribwort plant.jpg
R. acuminata on Plantago plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Subfamily: Thomisinae
Genus: Runcinia
Species: R. acuminata
Binomial name
Runcinia acuminata
(Thorell, 1881)

Misumena elongata
Pistius acuminatus
Runcinia elongata
Runcinia albostriata

Runcinia acuminata is a species of crab spiders.

Females reach a body length of about 10 mm, males less than 6 mm. They are often found in seeding heads of grasses, where the females build and camouflage their egg sacs. They mainly feed on moths that visit these grasses.[1]


This species is known from Bangladesh to Japan, Borneo, New Guinea and Australia (New South Wales and Queensland).


The species name is derived from Latin acuminatus "pointed".

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