Hey there! More spidery goodness. I found this little guy (or gal) quite a while ago. I’ve never seen anything like it around here before, so it was quite a shock to see it wandering around on the porch pillars. It was fun to photograph, though! Wondering what it could be.
You found a male Misumena vatia- the flower crab spider. While the females are bigger, brighter and a greater variety of colours, the males of Misumena (and many other Thomisid families) are still striking.
All crab spiders are harmless and at least eight genera feature males and females of a variety of colours- M. vatia can even, actually change colours!
Thanks for the photos- I’ve never seen a male M. vatia in person before!