Colors Matching?

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Crab spiders are known to change color to match the color of the flower they’re on. Obviously, this one hasn’t been on the nicotiana flower long enough to change. It’s a male; females are larger.

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I made a loop around the backyard after a heavy rain early this morning. This crab spider looked comfortable back in a fold of the spider lily flower. It’s a male too, and apparently a different species because of the differences in color and size. Maybe those dark legs could mimic a dried piece of the plant.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Nice catch. He’s pretty hard to spot.

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  2. I usually find these in my photos and hardly ever see them in person. Their range of colors is amazing.

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