Colors Matching?


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.


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.


4 responses to this post.

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


  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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