We featured a slender crab spider a few weeks ago, but not with an insect meal. Slender crab spiders are ambush hunters, almost always found lying in wait on stems, stalks or leaves. On a different backdrop you can imagine how they would almost disappear. Tibellus oblongus is one of seven species of Tibellus in North America north of Mexico. Female slender crab spiders are dutiful mothers, spinning a flattened egg case and guarding it until the spiderlings emerge.
Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 5/15/21 in Missoula, MT