Description: These are small to medium crab spiders. Female 4 to 9 millimetres, male 3 to 7 millimetres. This group of crab spiders ranges from grey to brown in colour, and includes several species in our area.
Habitat: May be on the ground or up in plants, waiting patiently to ambush prey, but is less often on blossoms than the goldenrod or white-banded crab spider.
Range: Some species range across southern Canada
Seasonality: Mid-spring to mid-fall
Trivia: The ambush technique and potent venom of crab spiders allow them to attack and subdue insects much larger than themselves, including wasps and bees.