The Bedlam Farm Flower Crab Spider

Flower Crab Spider

I’d never seen such a spider before.  Such a pretty white and pink, when I texted a picture of it to my friend Jackie and she told me it was some kind of crab spider, I could see the reference immediately.

When I looked it up, I found it was a Flower Crab Spider.

It’s usually found on goldenrod or marigolds and  Black-eyed Susan’s.    Female, Flower Crab Spiders change color from white to yellow, which is a rare thing for a spider to do.

I’m going to keep an eye out for the spider, I have so many Black-eyed Susan’s in my gardens I think she’ll hang around for a while.  I’d love to see her when she turns yellow, but it doesn’t happen quickly.   I know this spider is a female, because of her size, males are much smaller.

I like to think of her making her home in my garden.



2 thoughts on “The Bedlam Farm Flower Crab Spider

  1. Wow, what a great spider! Always so amazed at how unique creatures pop up and reveal themselves. Life is definitely full of little surprises and wonder.

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