Crab Spider (Mecaphesa sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Crab Spider (Mecaphesa sp.)

Tiny. a.k.a. Flower spider. Often will take on the color of the flower they are using to lie in wait for prey.

Learn: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/spiders/crab/crab.htm

several in the crab spider family are very similar. You can distinguish them by the eye configurations.
Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/38099

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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