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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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Recent observations

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What

Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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michellejipson14

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

Photo by: Micah Rock

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Crab spider Misumena vatia

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zeddyseymour

Date

June 23, 2014

Description

Found whilst gardenning in Notting Hill

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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susanelliott

Date

July 7, 2014

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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zcota

Date

June 26, 2014

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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tiwane

Date

June 27, 2014 10:29 AM PDT

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White Death Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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rpayne

Date

June 27, 2014

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crab spider Misumena vatia

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gamaxson

Date

June 12, 2012

Description

crab spider, color varies depending on flower, lurks beneath flower petals while waiting to catch pollinators

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

robberfly

Date

June 21, 2014 10:20 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

cynthiacrawford

Date

June 21, 2014

Description

Yellow body with reddish brown sides.

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

calopteryx

Date

June 21, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

Description

Section E, Schrom Hills Park Solstice BioBlitz

Schrom Hills Park, Prince George's County, MD

21 June 2014

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goldenrod spider Misumena vatia

Observer

srall

Date

June 17, 2014

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Observer

js_young

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

had a fly in it's grasp just before photo was shot

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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.