Unidentified

Picture ID 98218

Picture of unidentified spider

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  • Submitted by: 
    Kmcmercy
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 10, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Martinsburg , West Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

It’s a Crab Spider, I don’t know which one more specifically. They aren’t dangerous too humans. They look, move, and hunt like a crab – without the pinching claws though. They mostly hunt by finding a spot where prey is likely to arrive. They choose a spot that matches their colors and markings. Some species can change their color patterns to actively match the backdrop. They will also pose in a way that matches the linear pattern of the background. They hold their first pair of legs up, like they want a hug, to be in position to grab the… Read more »