Camouflaged crab spider

Title Info
Common name Spider, Crab; Bee
Scientific name Thomisidae; Hymenoptera
Taxonomic group Araneae
Level Family; Order
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecological interactions Predation
Selection and adaptations Coloration
Coloration Camouflage
Organisms Animals
Animals Arachnids
Lessons Predation
Date 1988
Location Monteverde,Costa Rica,North America

Camouflaged crab spider eating bee, Costa Rica. Crab spiders typically use camouflage to help capture prey, as sit-and-wait predators. Some species are able to change color over the course of days to better blend in with their background, while others choose backgrounds that match their color pattern. Clearly, this spider's camouflage was effective.