The rarely-observed male...
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Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: June 8, 2011
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The spider was about one inch long, from the end of one front leg to the end of the other.
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.