Webnesday (27)

Maple and lake 10209While in northern Minnesota last week, looking at the new growth on one of our maple Maple leaves & seeds 10211trees, I found this tiny crab spider lurking near the stem and apparently waiting hopefully Ground crab spider 10213for some very small insect to think it worth investigating. Crab spiders belong to the family Ground crab spider 10217Thomisidae, and ground crab spiders, an example of which I believe we have here (even though it was high in a tree), to the genus Xysticus.  It must have been quite a climb!

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6 Responses to Webnesday (27)

  1. You have such sharp eyes.

  2. I’m wondering whether the little red thingies on the leaves are galls.

  3. krikitarts says:

    Yup, afraid so. Red thingies, green thingies, they seem to be everywhere!

  4. If those are galls then it’s just a matter of time before Crabby dines in fine style.

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