Crab Spider / Philodromus rufus
This is a running crab spider - technically a member of the Philodromidae family of spiders. These are found pretty much everywhere in the world.
This little speed demon went climbing all over, then into my class and onto my ice cube! I had to rescue it off the ice cube and let it warm up again.
These next two were taken in May 2010 on the porch. I think it's the same kind of spider but it was super fast and hard to get photos of.
This one was taken July 2013 by accident. I was taking a photo of the in-bloom lily next to him, and caught him on the lily bud without even realizing it.
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