The flowers and foliage of San Dimas Canyon are all dying, thanks to our California drought (mostly, there are a few green ones hanging in there) and the spiders are adapting their coloration accordingly:


Green Lynx ♀ (Peucetia longipalpis)

Nikon D810 | 50mm AI-S f/1.2 (reversed, for 1.1x) | 27-Image Stack | Natural Light


Green Lynx ♀ (Peucetia longipalpis)

Nikon D810 | 28mm AI-S f/2.8 (reversed, for 2.1x) | 22-Image Stack | Natural Light


Flower Crab Spider ♀ (Mecaphesa sp.)

Nikon D810 | 28mm AI-S f/2.8 (reversed, for 2.1x) | 21-Image Stack | Natural Light


Flower Crab Spider ♀ (Mecaphesa sp.)

Nikon D810 | 28mm AI-S f/2.8 (reversed, for 2.1x) | 12-Image Stack | Natural Light


Green Lynx ♂ (Peucetia longipalpis)

Nikon D810 | 50mm AI-S f/1.2 (reversed, for 1.1x) | 19-Image Stack | Natural Light


Green Lynx ♂ (Peucetia longipalpis)

Nikon D810 | 28mm AI-S f/2.8 (reversed, for 2.1x) | 18-Image Stack | Natural Light


It is amazing to me how they change their coloration to suit their changing environment.

Jack