Ground Crab SpiderIn the spider family first you have Entelegynes - the main group of spiders. Within that you have Crab Spiders - Thomisidae. Then the genus is xysticus which is for the ground crab spiders.
Note that ground crab spiders can have variations on the pattern on their back, so look through all the photos to see if any resemble the spider you're interested in.
In this next group, the whole set is of a single ground crab spider. You can see that he's lost a leg and one of his front short body parts. Note how it's got a different pattern than the previous one.
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Here are the main photos of the Ground crab Spider
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