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Featured Photo: Crab Spider, Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly

This stunning macro photo of a crab spider at Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly was posted to the Ireland’s Wildlife Flickr Group by Michael Carroll. It’s an amazing shot of an animal that I have yet to see in Ireland… not for want of trying. Not jealous at all.

Well, maybe… just a little bit!

Crab Spider, Boora Parklands, Co. Offally


Photo Credit: Copyright All rights reserved by mikka631 via Flickr


  • Barry Swords

    One of these was just crawling on my neck! I got freaked out when I saw it. In Douglas, Cork.
    Are they dangerous?

  • Maurice Coen

    Found one tonight in kilmainham. Dublin.
    Have never seen or heard of one before.
    Amazing creature.

  • Brenda Sheehan

    I found a white crab spider today in my garden…. first time I ever saw one…. Is it unusual in a surburban garden?… I live in Dean’s Grange Co Dublin.

  • stunning shot!! Keep an eye out in the flag iris…they are always hiding in those flowers 🙂

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      Thanks Mark… will keep an eye out. Must get hold of a decent Nikon fit macro lens too!

      • Roderick Scott

        Try out the Tamron 90 mm macro lens for Nikon. Spectacular clarity and with 3 pre-settings for long, medium and close up work. I do my macro work with one after abandoning macro extenders.

  • Do More Outdoor

    Fantastic photo, looks out of place in this country. she’s a beauty !

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      Amazing isn’t she @DoMoreOutdoors… have yet to find one locally… but will keep looking!

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