Crab spider on a Ten Petal Wind flower

Crab spider on a Ten Petal Wind flower petal sitting in ambush! Crab spiders have 8 eyes and can see in all directions to spot and capture their prey. In the second image can you see 4 of the eyes? I am sure those 4 eyes were watching my camera lens (hovering about an inch away!) and thinking its world was about to end. Well, the spider survived my visit and I hope found a meal or two. Most crab spiders are "ambush hunters" and often sit in flowers waiting for an unwary victim to appear. Notice that the front two legs are held open in a ready position to quickly grab prey. Every day should have some kind of adventure and discovery and this little crab spider provided mine for the day and week! #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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