Friday, September 28, 2012

Flower spider


Flower Spider

aka Crab spider


     This tiny beneficial spider can change colors depending on what flower it is hiding in.  It measures only 1/2" across.  Seen above in green, red, and white to match the raspberry flower.
A Flower Spider eating a Japanese Beetle, the hibiscus seems to have a narcotic effect on the normally fast and strong beetles, making them easy prey.
The tiny spider hangs on by one leg to a Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
I was photographing the beetle and never even noticed the spider, I about jumped out of my skin when I was viewing the pics blown up on my monitor.




 Removes pest insects



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