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White banded crab spider eating a saffron skipper (Poanes aaroni) on top of a zinnia.
Thanks Jakubko! They're very tiny and shy usually. The one I posted here was the first one I had seen that was big, stationary, eating, and had visible markings.
The small spider on your zinnias in the link you provided may a juvenile of the same species, although I'm not sure. It is definitely in the family Thomisidae though.
Poanes looks good for the skipper, yes. Thanks!
Maybe genus Poanes for the skipper??http://bugguide.net/node/view/255/bgpage...
Thank you Jakubko! I was even thinking it looked like a crab. Would this be the same thing, in tiny form? I get a lot of these tiny ones hiding in my zinnias.http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/98835...
Fantastic spotting, Grace! Unfortunately I am unable to provide any information regarding the ID of the skipper at this time, but if I come across anything I will let you know. :-)
Spotted on Sep 22, 2013 Submitted on Sep 22, 2013
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