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  • English
    • Goldenrod Crab Spider
    • Goldenrod Spider
    • Crab Spider
    • Whitedeath Crab Spider
  • German
    • Veränderliche Krabbenspinne
  • Scientific Names
    • Misumena vatia
    • Misemuna vatia
  • Dutch
    • kameleonspin

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

enizavalani

Date

May 28, 2016 02:37 PM CEST

Description

In the backround you can see a Misumena Vatia(white spider).

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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valpredina

Date

May 22, 2016

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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garychang

Date

May 20, 2016 11:46 AM PDT

Description

I didn't even notice this crab spider until I looked at the photo. An example of aggressive mimicry.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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jakob

Date

May 21, 2016 04:13 PM CEST

Description

The beetle got away just in time: www.inaturalist.org/observations/3281874

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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friel

Date

May 21, 2016 09:55 AM COT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

Date

May 22, 2016 08:58 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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nayaotvsamawicz

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May 21, 2016 01:17 PM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

Date

May 20, 2016 11:20 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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janja

Date

May 14, 2016

Description

Cvetni pajek (Misumena vatia)

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

Date

May 17, 2016 09:58 AM PDT

Description

male

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

Date

May 17, 2016 10:11 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

emmakaiser

Date

May 13, 2016

Description

It was found hanging from a tree. It was very hard to spot due to the fact that is was so tiny. I was able to see it because the bright yellow color.

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Description from Wikipedia

Misumena vatia is a species of crab spider with holarctic distribution. In North America, where it is the largest and best-known flower spider, it is called the goldenrod crab spider or flower (crab) spider, because it is commonly found hunting in goldenrod sprays in the autumn.

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