Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Crab spider

It's not the flower or the fly but the spider eating the fly on the flower that's the subject of today's post.
At first glance I only noticed the fly and thought the centre of the flower looked a little misshapen. Closer inspection revealed the grizzly truth.
This is a crab spider, Misumena vatia. They are commonly found hunting in flowers and can change their body colour and markings to improve their camouflage. 
 
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