The metallic sheen on the abdomen of this spider is mesmerizing, if stops moving long enough for you to see it.
The running crab spiders are long with skinny legs and incredibly fast. This speed allows them to escape predators. Their long front legs are about the same length as typical crab spiders.
They can be found on tall grasses as well as the branches and leaves of trees and garden plants.
Common name: Metallic Crab Spider
Scientific Name: Philodromus marxi
Adult Size (Length): 2mm to 11mm (0.08in to 0.43in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; purple
General Description: metallic
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, all of Canada
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