Goldenrod Crab Spider

Along with the Green Lynx spider, the Goldenrod crab spider does not weave a web, but created web-like traps around the flower to ambush their prey, hence the long front legs.

Goldenrod Crab Spider
Goldenrod Crab Spider | Alice Mary Herden

Goldenrod crab spiders can change coloration, either to yellow or to white depending on the flower they are at. A female, sad to say, after she lays her eggs she dies.


Links

https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Goldenrod-Crab-Spider

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