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Rhysodromus histrio

running crab spider
If someone asked me to find a Rhysodromus histrio within five minutes on
Antelope Island, I'd know exactly where I could find one. They love these flowers,
which are not yet in bloom in May, when this photo was taken of this pristine
female.  Crab spiders blend in very well and the bugs like the flowers, so finding these
predators stretched out for the "grab" is common.  Sometimes when I approach one
that is fully engaged in the hunt, they will wave me away like the one below is
doing - "I vant to be alooooone."  Carol Davis, 5-8-2012

running crab spider
Every time I got close in the beginning, this spider
 would wave.  Carol Davis, 3-10-2011

running crab spider
This one, which I found in 2010, was a very cooperative and let me take pictures to
my heart's content.  With a pose like this, you could just throw a tiny tarp over her
and she could become a teepee.  Use her for backpacking and you could have a tent
that protects you from mosquitoes. Carol Davis, 5-25-2010 Antelope Island

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