Our White-banded Crab Spider has been living in this Coast sunflower bush for over a month now. It took much effort to change color from white to yellow, so she will spend as much time as possible within yellow its flowers.
Crab spiders are ambush hunters and she has been doing really well in this sunflower. Her hunting skills insures having the energy needed to be a successful mother.
This male White-banded Crab Spider discovered the female a few days ago, so it seems that fertile spider eggs are insured.
With only a few blooms left on the coast sunflower, hunting season is basically over for the crab spider. Crab spiders can live more than a year, so maybe she’ll hunker down for the winter and we’ll see her next season!