What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Not Miss Scarlett, Hiding in the Drapery…
Location: Coryell County, Central Texas
October 27, 2010 8:55 pm
… but perhaps Mr. Marbled Orb Weaver, hiding in the roses. I’ve been looking for the mister for two years; we see the missus often, she’s quite the show-off. Are these marbled orb weavers?
Signature: Ellen

Crab Spider

Dear Ellen,
You have two different species of spiders and we are posting your awesome images of a Crab Spider, but not the Orbweaver.  Crab Spiders look like and move like crabs, but they also wait on blossoms to pounce upon nectaring insects, so they are also called Flower Spiders.  We are having a problem identifying your species on BugGuide, but it does seem to resemble this unidentified individual from Florida posted on BugGuide.

Crab Spider

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *