22 June 2006

Crab Spider


Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) on a rose in my garden

More garden pics to follow on Plant Porn in due course

8 comments:

Fraser said...

What strange dimples on the body! I am glad this is not a monster in size. good macro.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Ha! *taunting* "Jams has got crabs, Jams has got crabs".

Okay, now that I got that out of my system, really interesting photograph. I wonder if that species resides in North America too?

littlebitofsonshine said...

I think its a cute spider .I try to save them when i can .

jams o donnell said...

Agreedm Faser. Luckily it is less than half an inch in size. Very pleased with the pic which is also my hundredth post!

You do get Crab spiders in teh US elasticwaistbaandlady.. I don't think the american species are venomous (ors arent't)

We don't harm spiders either sonshine. Our garden is an insect paradise, especially for bees and butterflies. Wasps too as they are good for the garden, not to mention ladybirds (ladybugs).

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I've planted specifically with butterflies, bumble bees, and ladybugs in mind.

Wasps, no. I hate them and we have a particularly vicious species here that seems to be more aggressive than other places. We also have African killer bees that have attacked here in Houston. Fire ants, you have no idea what a scourge to humanity they are. Just thinking about it is making me itch.


Congratulations on your hundreth post Jams!!!

Redwine said...

Horrible tarantulas. Pfft.

jams o donnell said...

Ah our wasps are little sweeites by comparisn and thy do a lot of good in the garden. Luckily no african bees or fire ants here.

btw we are hard men in Romford - we don't get crabs we get LOBSTERS!

jams o donnell said...

Red, it is a tiny little spider only 10mm or so big. No probs for us but death to unsuspecting bees!