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  • Spanish
    • Araña camuflada de las flores
  • French
    • Misumène variable
    • Thomise variable
  • Russian
    • Цветочный паук
  • English
    • Goldenrod Crab Spider
    • Goldenrod Spider
    • Crab Spider
    • Whitedeath Crab Spider
  • German
    • Veränderliche Krabbenspinne
  • Scientific Names
    • Misumena vatia
    • Misemuna vatia
  • Dutch
    • kameleonspin

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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peggyo

Date

August 30, 2012 02:12 PM EDT

Description

Found on the VRE Trail

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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jeffcramer

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June 28, 2016 03:40 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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heatherpickard

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June 23, 2016 01:59 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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pushtheriver

Date

November 29, 2016 08:22 AM PST

Description

This small yellow spider with a red slash on it's sides is about 1 cm long. I do not know if it is dead or dormant. The temperature here is about 45 deg F.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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nanorca13

Date

July 17, 2008 04:31 PM PDT

Description

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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August 22, 2012 11:52 AM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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cmeckerman

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November 19, 2016 05:30 PM CST

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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cwwood

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September 8, 2016 12:17 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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gonzalezii

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November 17, 2016 05:33 PM CST

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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varajuan

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May 13, 2016 04:03 PM MDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikef451

Date

November 12, 2016

Description

i-phone pic, not great detail.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Date

June 19, 2008 07:00 PM MDT
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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.

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