Look closely. This spider has taken on? the colour of the flower it’s sitting on. Was out in my garden taking pictures, trying to be really creative and doing close ups, and had I not had the camera 2″ from from him I don’t think I’d have spotted him. Thought he was cool!
Thanks for taking the time to look at this! (Cambridge, Ontario)
You have taken a photo of a crab spider or also called flower spiders. They are usually brightly colored since they are found on flowers. They sit and wait on their prey rather than catching them in a web. Some of these spiders can take on the color of the plant they are on. They are good spiders to photograph as they sit still for long periods of time waiting for an insect to come by.
Crab spiders are beneficial to humans because they feed on flies, mosquitos, moths and other insect pests. It is believed that some of the crab spiders have more toxic venom than other spiders so they can quickly paralyze their prey.