Monday, August 12, 2013

Elegant Crab Spider

Elegant Crab Spider
 The elegant crab spider is a ground crab in the genus Xysticus. Instead of catching their prey in a web these spiders are ambush hunters. They use their good eye sight and ability to blend in to wait for their prey to happen by and then grab them with their front legs. They are able to spin webs but do so only for mating and egg laying.


3 comments:

Hannah said...

This is a different Crab Spider than the white/yellow ones I see that hang out on flowers to kill bees. They are interesting but I hunt them down on flowers and kill them since bees have such a hard time already. What do the dark Crab Spiders prey on? Cool photo.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great close up shot Jeff.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wow... Wonderful snap ...