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  • Scientific Names
    • Misumena vatia
    • Misemuna vatia
  • English
    • Goldenrod Crab Spider
    • Goldenrod Spider
    • Crab Spider
    • Whitedeath Crab Spider
  • German
    • Veränderliche Krabbenspinne
  • Dutch
    • kameleonspin

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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biochristine

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June 29, 2015 02:35 PM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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July 1, 2015

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 28, 2015 03:44 PM PDT

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The rarely-observed male...

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 29, 2015 09:31 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 11, 2015 08:47 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 21, 2015 02:42 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 21, 2015 06:45 AM EDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 20, 2015

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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July 14, 2007

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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valter

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June 8, 2011 08:31 AM WEST

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Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve

Date Photo Taken: June 8, 2011

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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June 10, 2015 03:43 PM PDT

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The spider was about one inch long, from the end of one front leg to the end of the other.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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markkir

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June 7, 2015 11:48 AM CEST
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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.