Nursery web spider

A spider I’ve seen many times in many kinds of locations – on the ground, once on a lily pad, in a shrub – but this is the first time I’ve seen this spider in a flower:

There’s a bit of lunch visible above the petal, a mosquito I think. Crab spiders are what I usually see on flowers, often on the underside of the petals. There were other discoveries in this sunflower patch, small milkweed beetles, and colony of red aphids.

10 thoughts on “Nursery web spider

  1. Some years ago, I found what I think is the same species on the stem of a rain lily. I just looked at the photo, and can’t quite tell, but it’s certainly an attractive spider. That bit of white looks like a racing stripe!

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