Ladies & gentlemen, let me introduce: Xysticus bufo.
This male ground-dwelling Xysticus crab spider was one of 3 spiders I managed to find while attending a wedding in southern france. It is one of the most spectacular crab spiders I have come accross so far.
The dark colors, its banded legs and abdomen and the light stripe above the eyes make for a very distinct appearance!
It’s back and I’m proud to announce we have a girl! The segments on her belly count to five...males have seven. I’m pleased she returned and even more pleased she’s on the other side of our deck doors...she’s a beauty I’ll admire from afar...or at least glass thick away! 🤣🤣🤣 #istillhatebugs#prayingmantis