This amazing yellow crab spider was in the darkest pattern I’ve yet seen them morph into. Often I’ll find them all yellow or with light brown patterns…but this was the first with a black shield pattern. She was BEAUTIFUL!
Found on some of the most sneezy yellow stuff in Kansas, Goldenrod.
Seen with many varieties of her relatives in NE Kansas, 9/3/11


arachnid, kansas, crab spider, goldenrod, yellow, gold


  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanx Jay! Sorry for such a late response….

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    I love the colours & pattern. Nice one Carla.

  • Thanx Michael! Not seeing many now as the cooler temps are rolling in. Sorry for such a late response….

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    She is beautiful Carla !
    Most of “mine” are pale green with a touch of deep pink.

  • Would love to see a pink one! Thank you Trish…sorry for such a late response….

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Kenneth Haley
    Kenneth Haleyalmost 3 years ago

    I’d love to get a feather on her!

  • lol…Lately I’ve reallllly started to get used to these amazing creatures. I used to be sooo scared of them. Now…only mildly. :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning!! Beyond beautiful, I love this spider and your capture of her!! :O]

  • Thanx so much Tracy….her and all her kin that day were amazing to see…all the different morph colors/patterns in such a small area left me in awe

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    I’ve only seen them white, this is so neat, great find!

  • I’ve NEVER seen a white yet! ~sigh
    Probably because spiders USED to REALLY scare me and now I go looking for them on purpose. Hopefully some day we’ll see the different colors

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenalmost 3 years ago

    Another great macro image here Carla.

  • Thanx so much Stephen! Haven’t gotten out much lately from all the incredibly DRY weather that is so abnormal for my area. Top that with winds and extreme heat…just a miserable summer for me to get macros like I crave

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    A great close up

  • thanx so much Martina!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 2 years ago

    “Probably because spiders USED to REALLY scare me and now I go looking for them on purpose.” I love that about you my friend!! You rock!! :O] x

  • It’s probably insanity kicking in stronger then usual. :o) Thanx Tracy…wait til you see all my ladies from the other morning when it was foggy. Hopefully can get a couple up to show.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 2 years ago

    WOW,she’s a beauty! Love the awesome black strips and bright yellow. Stunning macro!

  • Amazing critters aren’t they?!? I’m even MORE amazed they can change colors and patterns…much like a chameleon! Thanx so much for the comment!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

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