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"A Spider's Silk" Philodromid Crab Spider On Rope at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park BC 28Jun2012 | by frosty_white_raven
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"A Spider's Silk" Philodromid Crab Spider On Rope at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park BC 28Jun2012

Crab spiders do not use silk to capture prey. I found it amusing this this individual, a member of the genus Philodromus, utilized for a hunting space a human analogue to arachnid threads: rope. Perhaps the bright, flower-like colouration attracted the philodromid. This crab spider species likely spends most of its time on and under bark or amid leaf litter, and its camouflage is not the most suited for the flashy nylon environment the spider has occupied.

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Taken on June 28, 2012