We have a lovely Frangipani Vine growing up a small trellis beside the front door and while selecting a dripping flower to photograph, I came across this tiny Flower Spider.
It was about 5mm in length, yet turned to challenge me as I poised over it with my big lens.
"These spiders are typically small (about 4-7mm long). Flower spiders are often brightly coloured with shades of green, yellow or red common. Colour can vary enormously within the same species, even between individuals from the same population. Like their cousins the square-ended crab spiders, the first two pairs of legs are longer and more powerful than the others. However, flower spiders differ in other respects. They have a round or oval abdomen and are smoother-looking with finer leg spines."
Reference: Museum of New Zealand (click to read more)