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May 25, 2018 1:25 PM CST
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Name: tago
Sun City, AZ (Zone 9b)
I've had problems lately with caterpillars in a few plants so I've been closely inspecting them every morning.
Two days ago I spotted a leaf that caught my eye right away so I plucked it to get a better look and found what I thought was a cocoon.
I could see what looked like cotton at the bottom of the leaf and then I noticed legs tucked into the sides...
The leaf had been formed into a perfect pocket with edges fastened perfectly to create the pocket.
I was amazed as I've never seen anything like it.
Can anyone please tell me more about this spider after viewing the pictures?

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May 25, 2018 1:27 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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looks like some form of crab spider
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May 25, 2018 1:46 PM CST
Name: Celia
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Possibly a flower crab. Cute!
May 25, 2018 1:48 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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May 27, 2018 6:06 PM CST
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Name: tago
Sun City, AZ (Zone 9b)
Thank You! Hurray!

Thanks for your help everyone !

You were ALL right - it was a crab spider.
They prey on pollinators so he won't be down for breakfast anymore... Whistling
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