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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 />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136111/yellow_flower_spider_closeup.html" title="Yellow flower spider (closeup)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/134/136111_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=bZrkY4W4403jNNJD1Z%2FDzLYR1FY%3D" width="200" height="166" alt="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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136112/yellow_flower_spider_top.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

Yellow flower spider (top)

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

This is the same spider seen closeup:

Yellow flower spider (closeup) 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 from the top:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/136112/yellow_flower_spider_top.html Geotagged,Goldenrod crab spider,Heempark Frater Simon Deltour,Misumena vatia,Netherlands,Spring

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  1. How fantastic! I didn't see the spider at first when looking at the thumbnail for this photo! Posted 5 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

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Uploaded Jun 4, 2022. Captured Apr 24, 2022 15:15 in Genneperweg 171, 5644 RS Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/11.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm