| This photo was
taken in middle Tennessee. This goldenrod spider is perfectly camouflaged in
the center of this marigold flower. Also called flower spiders, coloring can
vary from yellow to white.
Males goldenrod spiders are around 3mm while females can grow from
5 to 10mm.
As with most spiders in the Thomisidae family they do not spin webs
to capture prey, but ambush prey instead.
This female would just sit on the marigold and wait for an insect to land,
then it would grab it with it's crab like grip.