Crab spiders have been abundant this year. They are quite tiny, but also quite amazing. This year, in my yard, I have been particularly impressed with the variety of colors I have seen. On the rose ‘Foolish Pleasure,’ I saw a pinkish one. On the leaf of datura, I saw one that was white. Elsewhere I have posted an image of a yellow crab spider on the yellow stamens of a cosmos bloom. These spiders are known to change color depending on what flower they are on. That certainly has seemed to be the case in my yard.
Today I saw a crab spider on a sunflower, and was, once again, impressed with the way this little spider seemed to match the flower.
Notice how well the little crab spider blends with the sunflower:
Another fun morning in the garden today!