Paimpont 2018: Day 166 - Lying in wait... by vignouse

Paimpont 2018: Day 166 - Lying in wait...

A final image (probably!) of Mr Yellow Spider (aka Flower Crab Spider) showing how it hides deep down in the petals waiting for an insect to come along. It's known as a Crab Spider because it can walk sideways and backwards which spiders normally can't do: if you look closely you can see that it has eyes (not all visible here) that cover a full 360 deg range of vision.

Where most spiders wrap their prey in silk to immobilise it, the Crab Spider relies on this extra agility to trap its prey - they can spin silk but only use it to protect their eggs until they hatch. It is smaller than you might think, scarcely 10mm from mandibles to the end of its carapace, but it does have very long legs.
Fabulous close up! Fav
July 10th, 2018  
Great photo and nice details on his face. We have these two but they are white and we call them crab spiders. They are quite small and hard to find, unless one sees their web first. I find them absolutely fascinating... nice job!
July 10th, 2018  
I wonder how rare these are! Your macro is very informative with its picture!
July 10th, 2018  
Insects - ich
July 10th, 2018  
Very interesting macro. I've never seen a yellow spider.
July 10th, 2018  
@henrir Two more views in my posts for 7 & 9 July of this spider in action.
July 10th, 2018  
Wonderful shot!
July 10th, 2018  
A cool image
July 10th, 2018  
Great capture
July 11th, 2018  
Another super macro shot :)
July 11th, 2018  
Great capture!
July 11th, 2018  
Actually rather handsome for an arachnid.
July 11th, 2018  
Have been fascinated by your shots of this FCS...and more so by seeing him in the flesh, moving.
July 11th, 2018  
Beautiful capture, you are quite a arachnid whisperer.
July 11th, 2018  
Fabulous focus and detail, it's a beautiful little spider :)
July 11th, 2018  
Great close up shot.
July 11th, 2018  
Instant fav. I love the composition!
July 11th, 2018  
Super capture of this snazzy spider!
July 11th, 2018  
This is a gorgeous find!!!! Amazing shot I must say. I love photographing spiders but when they make the slightest move I run lol
July 11th, 2018  
Wonderful focus ❤️❤️❤️ FAV
July 11th, 2018  
You can't post enough of this amazing spider... love em all :)
July 12th, 2018  
Perfect title and focus
July 12th, 2018  
it's almost a shame that we can't move the same way as this cool spider can
July 12th, 2018  
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