Monday, June 13, 2011

A Goldenrod Crab spider for Mellow Yellow Monday

This Goldenrod Crab spider spider can also be called a flower spider, as it often sits and waits for its prey on a flower, This small spider can change its colour from white to yellow. It does not spin a web. As shown in the picture above this spider has a couple of red slashes on its abdomen.I remembered seeing a similar spider in my garden a couple of summers ago. I posted about it here: and I was able to id it by goggling goldenrod crab spider and then I clicked on images and compared my picture to others on the web. To learn more about this little spider you may visit here:

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Luna Miranda said...

it's a beautiful creature but i have goosebumps when i see spiders.:p i haven't seen this kind of spider before. great shots.

lina@home sweet home said...

Very interesting spider! Awesome shot...

Stephanie V said...

Isn't that the most gorgeous spider? That's a great find.

Emma Springfield said...

You took some wonderful pictures of this beauty.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and a new insect or spdier for me. I've never seen this before. Happpy MYM!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

He (or she) is a colorful little critter!


Yellow’s the color I wear at dawn
When dancing dewdrops spangle the lawn.

Red is the color I wear at dusk
When earth and sky are dry as a husk

And nothing stirs—not even a wing
Of bat or swallow or anything!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Kuan Yin Temple

Chubskulit Rose said...


Yellow Lily, have a great week ahead!

January Zelene said...

beautiful shots..:)

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