Photo by: Micah Rock
Found whilst gardenning in Notting Hill
crab spider, color varies depending on flower, lurks beneath flower petals while waiting to catch pollinators
Yellow body with reddish brown sides.
Section E, Schrom Hills Park Solstice BioBlitz
Schrom Hills Park, Prince George's County, MD
21 June 2014
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.