We’ve been deluged with rain for the past week. During the brief interlude between showers early this evening I took the opportunity to go outside to check for activity on the newly developing purple cone flowers. Two crab spiders (Family Thomisidae) immediately moved into position to capture pollinators. Crab spiders get their name from the two enlarged front pairs of legs used for capturing prey. These sit and wait predators often match the color of their host plants. Eyesight is considered excellent.