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Gotta Love Those Crab Spiders!

A crab spider nails a lygus bug, a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotta love those crab spiders! We've seen them ambushing prey, eating prey and looking for more prey. They're members of...

A crab spider nails a lygus bug, a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider nails a lygus bug, a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a lygus bug, a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This green bottle fly met its fate, compliments of a crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This green bottle fly met its fate, compliments of a crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This green bottly fly met its fate, compliments of a crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider tucked inside a zinnia blossom awaits prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider tucked inside a zinnia blossom awaits prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider tucked inside a zinnia blossom awaits prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain and the...

Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, we can see you. A crab spider on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider ventures out on a petal of the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider ventures out on a petal of the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider ventures out on a petal of the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A perfectly camouflaged crab spider on a gold coin flower (Asteriscus maritimus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A perfectly camouflaged crab spider on a gold coin flower (Asteriscus maritimus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A perfectly camouflaged crab spider on a gold coin flower (Asteriscus maritimus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

The Hunter and the Hunted

Spider and the Bee

The crab spider is a clever and skillful hunter. Last Sunday we spotted a camouflaged crab spider (family Thomisidae) lying flat on a...

Spider and the Bee
Spider and the Bee

CRAB SPIDER, blending into the sedum, eyes a foraging honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dinner?
Dinner?

DINNER? The spider could easily have grabbed the honey bee, but didn't. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spider Legs
Spider Legs

LOOKING like an aircraft, the crab spider moves backward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Over and Out
Over and Out

CRAB SPIDER heads for another area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM
Tags: crab spider (14), honey bee (210), sedum (7), Thomisidae (3)
 
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