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A Female Misumena vatia. She has decided to set up shop on the lower petal of a sweet pea blossom. To me not the best camouflage but who am I to say.  Canada,Geotagged,Goldenrod crab spider,Misumena vatia,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Female Misumena vatia.

She has decided to set up shop on the lower petal of a sweet pea blossom. To me not the best camouflage but who am I to say.

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  1. If I'm not mistaken, it can take up to 48 hours for crab spiders to take on their environment's color. Posted one year ago
    1. Unfortunately, my subject has “mysteriously” disappeared! Posted one year ago
      1. That's what it wants you to belief. Posted one year ago
        1. I shall continue my search! Wish me luck. Posted one year ago
          1. Good luck :) Posted one year ago
  2. Brilliant Gary Posted one year ago
    1. Many thanks! Posted one year ago
  3. I think these spiders are so cool! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, they are! Quite the predators. Posted one year ago

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"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 spider, because it is commonly found hunting in goldenrod sprays in the autumn.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jul 26, 2021. Captured Jul 25, 2021 12:39 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkIII
  • f/5.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 60mm