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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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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

tommyswift

Date

June 27, 2013 02:37 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

tommyswift

Date

August 3, 2013 10:58 AM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Goldenrod crab spider Misumena vatia

Observer

oz4caster

Date

October 31, 2014 01:27 PM CDT

Description

Didn't even see the spider when I took the photo. Apparently the butterfly didn't see it either. Might be a Red-banded hairstreak, which is the first time I've seen one of these, although quite dead in this case.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

slacks1986

Date

October 26, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alicemunro

Date

October 25, 2014 01:52 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Five indents on his back in a 'V' shape. Size of 5 cent piece.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

omarsantiago31

Date

October 4, 2014

Description

Misumena vatia en una flor de cattleya trianae con unaabeja atrapada.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

omarsantiago31

Date

the past

Description

Misumena vatia en una flor de cattleya trianae con unaabeja atrapada.

Photos / Sounds

Date

October 6, 2014

Place

pittsfield (Google, OSM)

Description

Spider was found on a trail in the boulders hiking area.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

kapie

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia?) blending in nicely with the yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

araña cangrejo (Misumena vatia) Misumena vatia

Observer

pablobernal

Date

September 11, 2014 05:19 PM COT

Description

A little white Crab spider with grey lines on it back and red eyes

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

lfelliott

Date

September 13, 2014 05:37 PM CDT
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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.