Crab Spider

Bright yellow spider
May 23, 2010
I found this spider on top of my trash can. Never seen one like this before, very bright yellow. Can you identify? For some reason he intrigued me a lot.
Thank you for your time!!
Seattle, WA

Crab Spider

This is a Crab Spider.  They are frequently found on blossoms waiting for prey, and the coloration acts as camouflage on brightly colored flowers.

Photo of author


BugMan aka Daniel Marlos has been identifying bugs since 1999. is his passion project and it has helped millions of readers identify the bug that has been bugging them for over two decades. You can reach out to him through our Contact Page.

2 thoughts on “Crab Spider”

  1. Im seeing spiders like these in my daycare building, not colored nor pretty….look like a crab or a fat tick but they are spiders usually brownish and very slow …….central oklahoma


Leave a Comment