Six Months Ago Today: An Abundance of Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)
December 24, 2010 by allthingsbiological
Crab Spider with Prey - Click to see clearly see the development of the front two pairs of legs, which gives this group of spiders their common name.
June’s rains were accompanied by an abundance of predators as well as prey. Thomisids (crab spiders) were easily observable in the evenings. I was amazed by the quantity of insects some of the spiders consumed. Some of the spiders were really beautiful.
Thomisid on Purple Coneflower Awaiting Prey