What is this little yellow spider on my hibiscus?

goldie11April 24, 2013

One of my hibiscus plants has small spider webs all over it. I see this one little yellow spider (see spider on red bud circled in red). Will it harm the plant? What should I do?

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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

I don't know what it is, but I do know it's harmless to your plant and likely very helpful in controlling bad bugs. I love spiders so I'm envious; that's a pretty little thing. ;o)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:44PM
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thisisme(az9b)

I call it Yellow Spider Ascaryious. A member of the Creepy Arachnid Family of Spiders. If it were in my yard it would be dead already.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:49PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

I can't find such a spider. The closest spelling I can come to "ascaryious" is a parasite worm. Are you being facetious? And why would you kill a beneficial?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 6:35PM
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thisisme(az9b)

tomatofreak Thats Ascaryious pronounced A-Scary-ious.lol

We have hundreds of lizards that eat insects for us. My wife kills all spiders. She fears them and hates them with a passion. We call her The Spider Hunter.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 7:32PM
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lazy_gardens

It looks like one of the "crab spiders" ... they hunt for insects in spiders.

They are white or bright yellow, harmless and good predators.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 8:51PM
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