Crab Spider (female & male)
Coriarachne utahensis? (just a guess)

Araneae (Spiders)
Suborder Opisthothelae
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Ecribellate Spiders)
Family Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)

crab spider
Female Crab Spider tucked inside the webbing on my clothes hamper in Taylorsville, UT.  © Carol Davis, 9-20-07

Crab Spider waiting for a meal
Tiny Male Crab Spider waiting in a thin crack in the wood with a trip-line wrapped around his
leg. The swollen palps indicates this spider
in Taylorsville, UT is a male.  Checked back on this
spider a few days later and found he was hanging there to do a molt.   © Carol Davis, 4-8-07

crab spider
This particular type of crab spider likes to hide under bark but I found this one inside my
house in the spring--I guess it was searching for a mate. Other more colorful crab spiders
can be found sitting in the middle of flowers  waiting to nab flying insects searching for pollen.

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