Xysticus croceus

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Xysticus croceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Xysticus
Species: X. croceus
Binomial name
Xysticus croceus
Fox, 1937

X. ephippiatus
X. sujatai

Xysticus croceus is a crab spider in the Xysticus genus found in Nepal, Bhutan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and in Japan,[1] where it is called "yami-iro kani-gumo".[2] It is about 7 mm long

It looks in grass and fallen leaves for prey to eat. It hides under stones in the winter, and is often seen in spring and early summer.[2]


  1. ^ Platnick 2007
  2. ^ a b Xysticus croceus