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Crab Spider (Family Thomisidae & Family Philodromidae)
Body is usually less than 1/2-inch in length, but up to one inch in larger species.
The crab spiderâ??s color varies, but most species are brown. Some are brightly colored in yellow, green or even pink, depending on the type of flower they frequent.
Crab spiders are passive hunters that ambush their prey. These spiders wait patiently on plants and flowers for flies, bees, butterflies and other insects to visit, and then they pounce upon the unsuspecting insect.