Spider was found on a trail in the boulders hiking area.
Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia?) blending in nicely with the yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
A little white Crab spider with grey lines on it back and red eyes
Yellow spider, crab shaped. It appeared to have "dimples" on the abdomen.
Female, hunting on a cultivated rose.
Misumena vatia .
(Clerck, 1757) ♀
what is it with crab spiders missing legs?
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.