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

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 30, 2015 11:38 AM PDT

Description

Male. Female on next flower over

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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damontighe

Date

August 30, 2015 01:03 PM PDT

Description

Female. Male was on next flower over, much smaller and darker

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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erikamitchell

Date

July 10, 2015 02:04 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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erikamitchell

Date

July 9, 2015 02:18 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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erikamitchell

Date

July 8, 2015 04:00 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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erikamitchell

Date

July 2, 2015 12:42 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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dkinto

Date

August 15, 2015 11:38 AM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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thehaplesshiker

Date

May 14, 2015 12:49 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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gonzalezii

Date

August 10, 2015 12:40 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mothvet

Date

August 9, 2015

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 4, 2015 03:49 PM PDT

Description

Wants to hug a bee.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

antoniosicuro

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

This spider has the remarkable ability to alter its colour to match its background, usually a white or yellow flower, allowing it to become beautifully camouflaged. The sexes are different in appearance; females vary in colour from white to pale green or yellow, depending on the background.

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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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