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  • 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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tiwane

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February 11, 2016 11:42 AM PST

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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robberfly

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February 11, 2016 01:25 PM PST

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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robberfly

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February 11, 2016 11:42 AM PST

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Always know you're seeing a crab spider from afar when you see a butterfly "sitting oddly" in a flower...

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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vncdatatech01

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June 1, 2013

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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fmgee

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August 25, 2013 05:29 PM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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terathopius

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July 21, 2015 12:41 PM HST

Description

Female

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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flaviorocchi

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July 14, 2012

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

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June 21, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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mikepatterson

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June 21, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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carloscarrera

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October 13, 2015

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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August 29, 2015

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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carloscarrera

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February 2, 2013
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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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