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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Camouflaged crab spider waits for prey on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All that glitters is not gold.The gold coin flowers (Asteriscus maritimus) planted in our yard attract a goodly number of leafcutter bees and hover flies (aka flower flies and syrphid flies).But if you look closely, gold coins attract something...

Camouflaged crab spider waits for prey on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Camouflaged crab spider waits for prey on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Camouflaged crab spider waits for prey on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of crab spider camouflaged on gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of crab spider camouflaged on gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of crab spider camouflaged on gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 7:20 PM
 
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