Crab Spider in Teasel  (two photos)
Xysticus

craab spider
This is how I first found this spider, tucked partially inside Teasel.  Insects and birds can get drinks from dew or rain that collects inside
the holes left by the dead blossoms. Spiders find them especially handy for hiding in to catch unsuspecting insects. © Carol Davis 9-28-2008

crab spider
This little guy was having none of my picture-taking so he backed out of his hiding spot and quickly left the Teasel.  © Carol Davis, 9-28-2008

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