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Goldenrod Crab Spider Blending in with his surrounding is a Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) at the Columbia Wetlands, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 1463. British Columbia,Canada,Columbia Wetlands,Geotagged,Goldenrod Crab Spider,Misumena vatia,Ramsar wetland,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Blending in with his surrounding is a Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) at the Columbia Wetlands, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 1463.

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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 Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2018. Captured Jun 16, 2018 06:09 in 4776 Beatty Ave, East Kootenay F, BC V0B, Canada.
  • COOLPIX A900
  • f/4.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO80
  • 12.5mm