Classification
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All Names

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

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What

Goldenrod crab spider Misumena vatia

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miroungazalophus

Date

April 1, 2014

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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dpom

Date

April 6, 2014 12:13 PM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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icosahedron

Date

April 3, 2014 10:45 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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james3

Date

April 1, 2014

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Square

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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leslie_flint

Date

March 22, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

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Square

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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calopteryx

Date

August 30, 2012

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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travisfarwell

Date

March 6, 2014

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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calopteryx

Date

June 30, 2012 01:09 PM EDT

Description

Misumena vatia. Along Sandia Crest Road, Bernalillo, NM 30 June 2012

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 29, 2012 10:13 AM EDT

Description

Shenandoah River State Park, Warren County, VA 29 September 2012

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Observer

dawnendico

Date

March 26, 2006 03:09 PM PST

Description

Mitchell Canyon Trail at Mount Diablo, California

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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danielgeorge

Date

July 6, 2007 10:56 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

Tiggrx

Date

July 7, 2013

Description

Not very well camouflaged on a Bidens ferulifolia flower.

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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.

No range data available.