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bee killing spider

bee killing spider
windsor, ontario, canada, Essex, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 2012
Size: very small
saw the bee first. wondered why it wasn't moving. then spotted this little spider. blended right into the flower. bee never knew what hit him. can anyone identify? would be interesting to read up on this efficient hunter.

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Moved from ID Request.

Bee is Apis mellifera
Also note the freeloader flies (Milichiidae) on the bee's back. I can see about 6 of them.

Others will be able to tell you more about the spider.

 
thanks.
This site is so comprehensive. I think I found some more pics of this spider. Others were calling it a Crab Spider or Flower Spider. Other pics also had the freeloader flies.

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