I originally thought it was a crab spider, but from the photo I am not so sure. It was under a flower that was bobbing in the wind and it;s only 4 or 5 mm in diameter. The EM1 II articulated screen was a blessing for this shot.I like the pale white starburst on the back. What kind of spider is it?
Interesting, I wasn't sure what kind this was. I used to have lots of Cat Face spiders, but I have only found 1 this summer, and no others since 2016. I have plenty of Black Widows though. Also very few daddy long legs, which also used to be very common.These are interesting spiders. I've searched and searched, read the few authentic studies on them and can only concluded that they either have too small of fangs or their temperament makes them much less likely to bite then it's famous cousin in the Latrodectus Genius. Before CD19 I used to do a nature trip with my friend from S. Cal and his area was being invaded by this species. It seems that both their fangs and the size of their venom glands as well as the actual size of the spider means that bites are extremely rare and bites with any kind of reactions beyound the "normal spider bite" are perhaps limited to 1 or 2 which means to me that those folks and that most folks should be glad that this species is out competing L. Hesperus in suburban areas. Nice image.
Hello and welcome to the loneliest thread there is, fraustin! Whereabouts are you from?