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”
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.