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The Unseen
6 x 9

*Winner of the Society of Animal Artists 
Award of excellence 2023  

As I walk through the meadows surrounding my property I’m always on the lookout for crab spiders hiding in the flowers. These marvelously camouflaged predators sit unseen waiting for pollinating insects to prey upon. They can be either white or yellow, depending on the color of flower they are occupying. Crab spiders get their name from their broad clutching forelegs as well as their sideways movements and will sit lurking in ambush position with the spiny forelegs outstretched, ready to grab a wayward insect.