Crab Spiders

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Crab Spider Facts

  • Female crab spiders can be white, yellow or pale green and are much larger than their darker patterned, longer legged male counterparts.
  • Crab spiders prefer gardens, grassy areas and urban parks rather than indoor environments.
  • Crab spider bites leave two puncture wounds caused by the hollow fangs used to inject venom into their prey.

Spiders Photos

While crab spiders don’t actively hunt; they can’t be bothered spinning a web and waiting around to entangle their prey. Instead, they rely on their camouflage abilities more than most spiders do, attacking their unsuspecting prey at close range with their crab-like front legs.

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