Picture ID 66105

Picture of unidentified spider

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I haven't zoomed in on this photo.

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  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2019
  • Photographed: Jun 14, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Yunguilla Valley 60k from Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
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Thank you for not using digital zoom. This is a crab spider that preys on insects that visit flowers. They are also called Flower Spiders. Some of these spiders can change their colors to match the plants so the insects don’t see them. This one did very well matching the tomato flowers and stems with its colors. It has prey in the photo. They grab the insects’ heads to avoid being stung. It is interesting that the spider knows when to change to a new flower. I don’t know which species it is.