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While I am a big fan of spiders year-round, now is the time of year when I truly appreciate their presence in my yard as they stalk their herbivorous insect prey. One of the most beautiful spiders I recently found hanging out on the milkweed was the goldenrod crab spider (aka the flower crab spider, or scientific name Misumena vatia).

Even though the spider I found the other day was creamy white, I like to use the common name of goldenrod crab spider because this is how I know them best — as bright yellow amongst the goldenrods. Goldenrod is just starting to bloom in my area, but once you see some flowers, look carefully at them. Bright yellow goldenrod crab spiders are often lurking among the flowers, waiting to ambush prey.

These spiders have amazing color-change abilities. They change color to blend in with the flower from which they ambush their prey, ranging in color from yellow to white, often with red patches on the sides of their abdomen. The colors are thought to provide camouflage. The spiders can sense the background color and change from white to yellow and back. It takes about six days for the spider to change color from yellow to white, but 10–25 days to change from white to yellow. The length of time differs because, to turn yellow, the spider must produce and then distribute the yellow pigment. To turn back to white (the base color) the spider simply excretes the yellow pigment.  

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