Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

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

Guide Colors

   

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

oz4caster

Date

June 28, 2016 08:55 AM CDT

Description

Blends in very well on the white water plant flower.

Apparently a female:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/748477/bgimage

Photos / Sounds

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

winterwren

Date

June 29, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

robberfly

Date

June 29, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

jwalewski

Date

June 29, 2016 10:09 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

exonie

Date

May 28, 2016 06:58 PM EEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

jwalewski

Date

June 28, 2016 02:16 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

suezq

Date

June 27, 2016 03:00 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

jwalewski

Date

June 25, 2016 03:19 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

crgillette

Date

June 25, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

nicolehuson

Date

June 24, 2016 03:58 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

llamparego

Date

May 31, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

richardwasson

Date

June 21, 2016
View all observations

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.
Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software