Crab Spider

Location: Tuscany, Italy

This fellow’s modus operandi is to sit motionless for hours on end on a lavender flower stem with his several arms outstretched, waiting. He knows that sooner or later one of the many insects – mainly bees – that visit the lavender will touch him and when that happens, he will pounce. On the day I saw him, I reckon he waited about five hours and then he had his meal: a nice juicy bee.