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

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Observer

enricoschifani

Date

June 11, 2014

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 23, 2010

Description

~9mm body length. Seen in our garden on Argyranthemum frutescens. Live oak/chaparral habitat.

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Observer

abr

Date

July 3, 2011 12:11 PM PDT

Description

I think this is a female Goldenrod Crab Spider due to the pink marks (mostly hidden by the legs)on the side of the spider. Also, note the male crab spider in the second picture, which also looks like images of this species. It has caught some sort of bumble bee. It is sitting on Bistorta bistortoides.

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What

Goldenrod crab spider Misumena vatia

Observer

oz4caster

Date

October 31, 2014 01:27 PM CDT

Description

Didn't even see the spider when I took the photo. Apparently the butterfly didn't see it either. Might be a Red-banded hairstreak, which is the first time I've seen one of these, although quite dead in this case.

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Observer

slacks1986

Date

October 26, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

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Observer

alicemunro

Date

October 25, 2014 01:52 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Five indents on his back in a 'V' shape. Size of 5 cent piece.

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Square

Observer

omarsantiago31

Date

October 4, 2014

Description

Misumena vatia en una flor de cattleya trianae con unaabeja atrapada.

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Observer

omarsantiago31

Date

the past

Description

Misumena vatia en una flor de cattleya trianae con unaabeja atrapada.

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Date

October 6, 2014

Place

pittsfield (Google, OSM)

Description

Spider was found on a trail in the boulders hiking area.

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

kapie

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia?) blending in nicely with the yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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No photos or sounds

What

Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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What

araña cangrejo (Misumena vatia) Misumena vatia

Observer

pablobernal

Date

September 11, 2014 05:19 PM COT

Description

A little white Crab spider with grey lines on it back and red eyes

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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.