Yellow spider – crab spider


yellow spider
Crab spider is a common name applied loosely to many species of spiders, but most nearly
consistently to members of the family Thomisidae.
They do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and
sundry reproductive purposes;
some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush
Some species sit on or beside flowers or fruit, where they grab visiting insects.


17 thoughts on “Yellow spider – crab spider

    • 🙂 Thank you for you comment!
      When I read it I look it up on Google : “crab spider” and it really looks like.
      I spotted the one form my picture on the the purple allium flower in the garden.
      Thank you very much for liking it!
      Have a lovely day!


    • 🙂 Ha ha ha… great that you find it “lovely”…despite your brother “claim”.
      I like spiders as well…they don’t really scare me off. 🙂 They pay useful role in the ecosystem. 🙂
      Thank you for you comment!

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      • Please be warned that some of them may be deadly, especially if you move about in the world.
        Respect is a very healthy feature! It’s easy to unwillingly be carrying species from country to another, even home to where you live! And you may encounter surprices when you buy fruits or vegtables at your local store!

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      • yes, I am aware of it…Few years ago there ware places in Antwerp where could find spiders from Africa. Probably they came by cargo planes or cargo ships. Many people reported to see them at their homes.


      • 🙂 The camera you mentioned looks light weight and they promise some good results.. 🙂 Looks perfect for long hikes and actions photography. I can’t wait to see what you could do with it! I am using Canon 100 mm macro lens and for some stability Sunpark 6700M monopod. The monopod is light weight so make it easy to take it on some “short hike”! 🙂

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      • Sounds great Alexa. Mono pod, interesting! I just bought a Nikon D5300 and still adjusting to the size, so far its too big and bulky for me, but the image quality is excellent, so… I will have to adapt! Have a great day 🙂

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  1. I have a special place in my heart for spiders, and crab spiders occupy a large portion of that space. This is a simply gorgeous portrait, Alexa. As for changing colors, it’s true. There’s one variety that I see fairly frequently in northern Minnesota that changes from mostly yellow (when it’s on a daisy) to white and purple (when it’s on a showy lady’s slipper, the state flower. It takes a day or so for them to change, but they are the chameleons of the arachnoid world.

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    • 🙂 Thank you! It’s very interesting information!
      Yes, spiders are interesting creatures…and I like to observe them too..with a lot of respect.
      Thank you for your comment and liking my post! Have a lovely day!

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