Look in gardens and fields to find some of the most colorful spiders in Michigan. The crab spider is yellow or white, depending on the color flower it sits on. They can also be found on stems and sometimes inside homes. They are very small and are known for being able to walk sideways, hence the name. The yellow garden spider is one of the most colorful, with a yellow body and black, brown and white markings. This spider stays in gardens, where it can spin its web and catch many small insects, such as flies and gnats.