Flower Crab Spider

With super long front legs, this flower crab spider can nab any unsuspecting bug.

Flower Crab Spider 2 | Alice Mary Herden | April 13
Flower Crab Spider 2 | Alice Mary Herden | April 13

Crab spiders do not weave a web, instead, they have a weblike string lines from either petal to petal or flower to flower.

Crab spiders are easily identified due to their long two front legs, some may be all white like the flower crab, some may be all yellow (goldenrod crab spider). They can find them waiting for their next meal on a variety of flowers.  I have seen them on orchids, fleabanes, and yellow flowers; asters.


Links:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/6749

http://spiderjoe.com/thomisidae.html

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