Fanged and clawed, death waits,
On a highland of lavender, near a saffron spire.
The silhouette of a crab spider on the petal of a back lit Purple nightshade (prob. Solanum xanti). The blossom is about 0.8 inch (~20 mm) wide, which would make the span of the spider’s crab-like grasping forelegs about 0.25 inch (~7 mm). From a run at Sage Ranch Park on November 2, 2006.
Note: This is not a photo of Deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).