Brown Crab Spider

The brown crab spider looks similar to the other varieties of crab spider with its crab-like sideways movement, a somewhat flattened body and longer front legs.

Crab spiders do not spin webs to catch prey, but wait patiently to ambush it on plants, flowers, or trees. The brown crab spider is more of a ground-level hunter and often preys on insects larger than itself. These spiders occasionally get into homes.

The bite of a crab spider is not believed to cause harm to humans except in rare cases when a person may have an allergic reaction to the venom.