Crab Spider on Purple Coneflower
Misumena vatia on Echinacea purpurea
Would you like to know some facts?
1. The Crab Spider can change its color to camouflage with its surroundings. It may take a few days, but it can be white, yellow or green. They eat insects and are poisonous - but not harmful to humans. :-)
The Crab Spider sits on flowers, waiting for its prey. When it lands close enough, the spider grabs its prey with its claw like front legs. The male is smaller than the female. This information, and more, is available at this site: Crab Spider.
2. Purple Coneflower is a native wildflower found in the midwest and southeastern United States. It self seeds and is easily propagated. It thrives in full sun to partially shaded conditions. More information is available at this site. Purple Coneflower.