Unidentified

Picture ID 118212

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Cbodell
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2020
  • Photographed: Jul 22, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Berne, NY, New York, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: On Flower
  • Found in web?: No
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Helper-Harvestman

I can’t seem to find the spider here. Am I missing something?

TangledWeb

On the white flower there is a brown, white, and yellow arthropod. I think it is an Ambush Bug, https://bugguide.net/node/view/266425 rather than a spider. The link I added is to the info page about Ambush Bugs on Bugguide.net. They’re pretty cool insects.

Helper-Harvestman

Oh, wow. Like the Weedy Seadragon of insects, then.

TangledWeb

Yes, exactly! I like how it mimics the reproductive parts of the plant and the pollen too. It made a very poor choice for a flower to mimic though..

Helper-Harvestman

Tahaha! Could have fooled me. It did seem anomalous but I couldn’t see it as anything but more plant material.