Smooth Flower Crab Spider
Smooth flower crab spiders are often confused with other crab spiders. They have some capacity to change color from white to yellow, depending upon the blossoms they are inhabiting. The female often has an orange or reddish stripe running along each side of the abdomen, extending from the front to about halfway down the side.
The female has a white or yellow carapace, darkening somewhat toward the edges, without spines. The eye region can be marked red, as the yellow-white abdomen often is, with two separate stripes extending midway around the perimeter of the abdomen. Three small spines are found on the first pair of legs, all of which are light-colored.
Smooth flower spider males are much smaller but are spectacularly colored with purple forelegs and green-yellow carapace.