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Goldenrod Crab Spider - Misumena vatia This gorgeous crab spider was feasting on a bee. It was about 9 mm long, and was all white, except for 2 red stripes on the sides of the abdomen and red/orange in the eye area.<br />
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 Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.<br />
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Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62817/crab_spider_eyes_for_id_purposes_-_family_thomisidae.html<br />
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 Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62815/crab_spider_-_family_thomisidae.html<br />
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Goldenrod Crab Spider - Misumena vatia

This gorgeous crab spider was feasting on a bee. It was about 9 mm long, and was all white, except for 2 red stripes on the sides of the abdomen and red/orange in the eye area.

Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.

Goldenrod Crab Spider - Misumena vatia This gorgeous crab spider was feasting on a bee.  It was about 9 mm long, and was all white, except for 2 red stripes on the sides of the abdomen and red/orange in the eye area.<br />
<br />
Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62817/crab_spider_eyes_for_id_purposes_-_family_thomisidae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62816/crab_spider_-_family_thomisidae.html Geotagged,Goldenrod Crab Spider,Misumena vatia,Summer,Thomisidae,United States,bee,crab spider,flower spider,spider,time to eat

Goldenrod Crab Spider - Misumena vatia This gorgeous crab spider was feasting on a bee. It was about 9 mm long, and was all white, except for 2 red stripes on the sides of the abdomen and red/orange in the eye area.<br />
<br />
 Spotted on milkweed in a rural herb garden.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62815/crab_spider_-_family_thomisidae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62816/crab_spider_-_family_thomisidae.html Geotagged,Goldenrod Crab Spider,Misumena vatia,Summer,United States,crab spider,flower spider,spider,thomisidae


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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. Young males in the early summer may be quite small and easily overlooked, but females can grow up to 10 mm ; males reach 5 mm at most.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018. Captured Jul 11, 2018 09:55 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm