Misumena vatia. Along Sandia Crest Road, Bernalillo, NM 30 June 2012
Shenandoah River State Park, Warren County, VA 29 September 2012
Mitchell Canyon Trail at Mount Diablo, California
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.