Common Crab Spider Xysticus cristatus
Common Crab Spider, Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England, April 2010 - click for larger image Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
April 2010

The Common Crab Spider is common throughout the UK and gets its English name from its frequent sideways movements. It is found in low vegetation or on the ground and it jumps on its prey before injecting it with poison.

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