Watch Carefully as We Reveal Wednesday’s Mystery Pest!

A female Crab Spider (Thomisus onustus) captur...

A female Crab Spider (Thomisus onustus) capturing a bee (cf. Andrena sp.). Spiders usually inject the poison at the back of the victim’s head, where the nerves concentrate. Notice the perfect colour mimicry between the spider and the flower, a Yellow Chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is the moment you have been anxiously awaiting…the revealing of yesterday’s What Is It Wednesday bug!!

Yesterday we posted a picture of the Goldenrod Crab Spider. Also known as the Flower Spider, this bug uses camouflage as its main defense, instead of spinning a web. When this spider blends in with the flower it is hiding on, it will then attack its prey and bite them.

The Goldenrod Crab Spider feeds on various pollinators, like bees, butterflies and flies. It is usually yellow or red in appearance and is most often seen on sunny summer days when pollinators (potential dinner!) are likely to be seen.

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