Smooth flower crab spiders can change color from white to yellow, depending upon the blossoms they're in. The female often has an orange or reddish stripe running along each side of the abdomen, extending from the front to about halfway down the side.
Spotted fishing spiders live around ponds, slow-moving streams, swampy areas, and other damp places. They are able to run across the surface of water much like water striders and will dive for prey, including small tadpoles or aquatic insects.
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