Nov 28, 2006

Arachnid Fashion?

Mother nature provides for all sorts of disguises and camouflage. But I'm not sure what this spiny orb weaver spider (or crab spider, to those of you in Florida ) is trying to pull off. Maybe those red spines are just a way of differentiating itself from all of the other spiders. Arachnid fashion?

Thanks for the
photo, Sean.


Ian Bicking said...

Looks like a pretty flower?

Raging Wombat said...

That could work, if they tend to spin their webs near flowers. Pretty is pushing it, though ... :)