Either a male or young juvenile. This was an awesome find!
05 Jul 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
3.0 mm head-abdomen.
Found on Arctium minus in a woods.
Small spider, about 2 centimeters wide. Legs are long and highly noticeable. Bright yellow color, similar to the actual Goldenrod flower. Abdomen has small red dots on surface, but closer examination was difficult.
Medium-sized spider, yellow with pale red markings as shown. Waiting in ambush on stem and foliage of a mullein plant. Map location is approximate.
Washington County, Maine, US
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.