Thanatus Crab Spider and Fly
Genus Thanatus

crab spider and fly prey
Thanatus Running Crab Spiders are relentless hunters, even in the winter. I have found
crab spiders perched on dead flowers in the coldest of weather. When the sun is out, there
is usually a fly around somewhere and these spiders will wait for them.  Amazing little
creatures. This one was on Antelope Island in the middle of summer where there are flies
and spiders galore.  ©  Carol Davis 8-19-2012


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