Green Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes - Crab spider is a common name applied loosely to many species of spiders, but most consistently to members of the family Thomisidae. They are small to medium in size (1/10 to 2/5 inch long). Crab spiders "wear" many colors. They can walk forward, sideways, or backward. Outdoors, crab spiders are often found on flowers but are also seen on stems, leaves or bark. They are rarely found indoors. (Photographer John Flannery)
Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) Also known as the big sluice crab or the Shanghai hairy crab, the Chinese mitten crab is native to the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia, ranging from Korea to the Fujian province of China. Like other crabs it feeds on a wide variety of things ranging from plants, various invertebrates, fish and detritus.