Categories animals Plants plants everywhere White spider and lilacs Post author By Tamara Jare Post date May 11, 2013 8 Comments on White spider and lilacs Share this:EmailTweetPrintShare on TumblrPocketTelegramWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags lilacs, white spider By Tamara Jare artist View Archive → ← Syringa vulgaris or smell of spring → Green boy 8 replies on “ White spider and lilacs” Crab spiders (Thomisidae) are some of my favorites. Its cool how they sit in ambush on their host flowers waiting for insect prey. LikeLike But isn’t this white colour strange for someone wanting to hide! LikeLike Since bees see in the ultraviolet spectrum and not the visible spectrum, crab spider camouflage is geared toward the UV wavelengths of the flowers. Whether or not they happen to also match the flowers’ visible wavelengths may be a coincidence. Then again, matching the visible wavelengths as well may help them avoid predators like birds. LikeLike I’ve seen once the photos of flowers like the bees see them-it was like discovering a new word! Yet this spider was something new for me, too, I like it , I always admire spiders, they are like small aliens or little robots in a way.I wish I would know their evolution story better… LikeLike The ones here can change colour, in the yellow-green hues, to blend in. Yours? LikeLike I have to investigate this, I really do not know.Do I have to feel ashamed actually seeing this spider in my garden for the first time? LikeLike Indeed, lilac is one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen. LikeLike It really is something special, I agree! LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.