Today’s spider comes to us, once again, from my girls; B₂ this time, who found this lovely green crab spider hiding in a hebe flower spike.
It’s some species of the Diaea genus, and they’re pretty common too, although not often seen. Apparently all you need to is lay out a white sheet under a shrub and shake it vigorously, and out of all the assorted beasties falling to the ground there should be some of these.
Or, of course: have a pair of apprentice amateur arachnologists on the case finding photogenic animals for you. That’s even easier.