Crab Spider - Coriarachne versicolor - On Mint

MotherNature

Green Lane, United States

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This kind of crab spider looks like a tank – sturdy, tough, and something not to mess with. Although they aren’t big spiders, they can capture prey as large as a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and hold on until it’s subdued. I have seen this for myself. This one has a geometer caterpillar for a meal.

This looks to be a female; the girls are larger than the boys and overall meaner looking:>) These are ambush hunters – no webs – and they hide in a place where they can easily dash out and grab a meal that just happens along.

This picture was taken in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, on May 19, 2011.

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