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Goldenrod Spider with Fiery Skipper

Misumena vatia

Description:

A small white crab spider, with three buffy markings on the abdomen. This one caught a male Fiery Skipper on my lantana plant. The Fiery skipper is a common butterfly found throughout the south.

Habitat:

Urban lawn


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2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

It is not quite often when the prey is larger than the predator! What a find!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

great capture

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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