Common Name and Latin Name
The Common Name and Latin Name are as follows:
Common Name (s): White Crab Spider, Crab Spider
Latin Name: Misumena vatia
Is the White Crab Spider poisonous?
All types (except Uloboridae) are poisonous! However
White Crab Spiders are harmless to humans.
How big is the White Crab Spider?
The White Crab Spider can grow to a size of 10mm in
Where does the White Crab Spider live, what is its
They are very common in the south of England and also
found in Wales.
What is the average life span of the White Crab
This type of spider lives on average for 2 years
however this is not known for certain.
Does the White Crab Spider have good eyesight?
Generally speaking the White Crab Spider has very
good eyesight in order to catch its prey.
Facts and Information about
the White Crab Spider
Did you know the following facts about
the arachnid commonly known as the White Crab Spider?
- Fact One - The
White Crab Spider sits on flowers waiting for its prey to
land close before pouncing on it, trapping its prey between
its claw like front legs.
- Fact Two - Like most spiders, the male is
smaller than the female.
- Fact Three - They are seen during April
Classification of the White Crab Spider
Species of spiders are classified according to shared
physical characteristics. Spider taxonomy is the science
of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms
in a hierarchical system. This method of classification
helps when a description of 40,000 spiders is required!
The organization of living things have seven major
categories: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family,
Genus, Species. The classification of the White Crab
Spider is as follows:
(Kingdom relates to the highest taxonomic group into
which organisms are grouped; one of five biological
categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or
(Phyla are groups of classes. A series of animals or
plants genetically connected with shared
characteristics. The second biggest grouping in
taxonomy. Arthropoda are jointed-foot invertebrates:
arachnids, crustaceans, insects etc
A Class is a taxonomic group containing one or more
orders. Arachnid consist of any of the
eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions,
of the class Arachnida
A taxonomic order, within the class Arachnida (spiders)
The Subclass is nother taxonomic category below a class
and above an order which helps in the classification
Another taxonomic category below an order and above a
genus which helps in the classification process.
Another taxonomic category below a family and above
the level of species which helps in the classification
Species: M. vatia
Specis is a taxonomic group whose members can
Spider Exterminators - Pest Control
Generally speaking, people do not like spiders
especially White Crab Spiders and most of all, do not
want them in their homes! There are many forms of pest
control and ways to exterminate spiders such as White
Crab Spiders. There are spider exterminators, services,
spider zappers, spider traps, spider repeller, spider
catchers, spider traps for the removal and extermination
process. Advice is available on subjects such as pest
controls, pest prevention, spider catchers, spider
exterminators and how to kill spiders like White Crab
Spiders. Some people would like to eliminate spiders
from there homes completely, this can be very difficult
as an open window on a summers day will allow spiders
in, even opening your front door when entering and
leaving will allow pesky spiders in. It is very easy to
get rid of White Crab Spiders by catching them yourself.
Its best not to kill spiders as they are very important
in controlling the level of other insects that are