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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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codyhough

Date

June 25, 2009

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atur

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August 16, 2013 10:02 AM CEST

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atur

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June 20, 2014 07:54 PM CEST

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sindeebee

Date

March 21, 2015

Description

White female crab spider on a blue dick flower, Dichelostemma capitatum. Grassy slope into fairly flat field.

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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laceypantalones

Date

March 22, 2015 12:44 PM PDT

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tommiheikkinen

Date

July 15, 2011

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enricoschifani

Date

May 27, 2014

Place

Mondello (Google, OSM)

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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aureliomolinahdz

Date

September 9, 2013 03:11 PM CDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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July 10, 2014

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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the past

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enricoschifani

Date

June 11, 2014

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mcduck

Date

April 23, 2010

Description

~9mm body length. Seen in our garden on Argyranthemum frutescens. Live oak/chaparral habitat.

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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.