Itsy Bitsy Spider (for real)

Wonderful photos and a tongue in cheek title from Nightjar, who says,

Prompted by Charly’s post “Itsy Bitsy Spider (Not)”, here is a really itsy bitsy spider I found on one of my zinnia flowers. Not bigger than a typical ant, I only spotted it because it is totally not camouflaged.

Nope. Definitely not camouflaged, but certainly very, very small. Good eye, Nightjar. Thanks for sharing.(click for full size)

A tiny Crab Spider on a Zinnia, ©Nightjar, all rights reserved

Tiny Crab Spider, ©Nightjar, all rights reserved


  1. says

    This is the kind of thing that I would probably spot only after taking pictures of the flower and then processing them on PC.
    Baby facehugger, so cute. It will feed itself on tiny flies until it can take on a full grown bee….

  2. kestrel says

    The color in these photos is so great… What a beautiful spider! And yes, she totally does *not* blend in. No one tell her…

  3. Nightjar says

    Charly, normally I would too, that happens to me frequently. But the white on red contrast and the light were such that the spider popped like a shiny white little thing. Also, I was actively looking for interesting bugs flower by flower.

    chigau, kestrel and Ice Swimmer, thank you! As for whether it’s looking for a mate, I don’t know, I have no idea about these spiders’ mating behaviour.

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