Hunting on a spiderwort
Goldenrod Crab Spider seen on back door of WW Knight Nature Center.
White female crab spider on a blue dick flower, Dichelostemma capitatum. Grassy slope into fairly flat field.
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.