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Yellow flower spider (closeup) This flower spider perfectly adjusted her colour to match the yellow of the dandelion she is hunting on.<br />
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This is the same spider seen from the top:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136112/yellow_flower_spider_top.html" title="Yellow flower spider (top)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/134/136112_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=zoI8Y46Oz2LSV3YDGluyT8GWhvs%3D" width="200" height="174" alt="Yellow flower spider (top) This flower spider perfectly adjusted her colour to match the yellow of the dandelion she is hunting on.<br />
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This is the same spider seen closeup:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136111/yellow_flower_spider_closeup.html Geotagged,Goldenrod crab spider,Heempark Frater Simon Deltour,Misumena vatia,Netherlands,Spring" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Goldenrod crab spider,Heempark Frater Simon Deltour,Misumena vatia,Netherlands,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Yellow flower spider (closeup)

This flower spider perfectly adjusted her colour to match the yellow of the dandelion she is hunting on.

This is the same spider seen from the top:

Yellow flower spider (top) This flower spider perfectly adjusted her colour to match the yellow of the dandelion she is hunting on.<br />
<br />
This is the same spider seen closeup:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136111/yellow_flower_spider_closeup.html Geotagged,Goldenrod crab spider,Heempark Frater Simon Deltour,Misumena vatia,Netherlands,Spring

    comments (5)

  1. Seriously, one of the best crab spider photos I've seen! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Natures best makeup example. Hides everything you don't want to be seen. Posted 3 months ago
  3. Congrats Joost, this photo is one of the top 3 most popular photos of the week and has been featured on our Facebook page!

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    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks. What an honour! Posted 3 months ago
  4. Wonderful Joost! Posted 3 months 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 Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Jun 4, 2022. Captured Apr 24, 2022 15:23 in CFCC+C6 Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm