Thursday, July 31, 2008

Crab spider



I've seen a little critter in our living room a few times. Tiny as a speck of dust!
It just dropped down from our ceiling and landed on me twice. I thought I was seeing things-- I thought it was an Albino spider! Doing a bit of "web" work, I learned that it is a Crab Spider, and is a beneficial insent who sometimes wanders indoors. It does not spin a web, but is an active hunter. Hmmmm...perhaps that is what happened to the fly that was driving me crazy for a week. These tiny spiders do like flies I understand. They are also amazing in that some of them can change color to include bright yellow or bright pink to match a flower that they might land on. They are not harmful to humans, but they do bite, although it just causes a minor irritation.

The things I will do to avoid actually Working On My Book! I spend a half hour researching spiders!

Laura
The More Books the Better

2 comments:

Karen arachnophopic said...

uck.
spider hate!

General Hospital Official Fan Site said...

Just dropping by to say hi! WubQueen "talks" about you all the time ;) Figured I would introduce myself, we should chat sometime.
Robin