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Goldenrod Crab Spider

Misumena vatia


Vibrant yellow spider with almost transparent legs and thorax. These spiders can be as small as 3 mm but this one was good size and close to 9 mm. This spider does not have any lines running down its' abdomen but does have 8 dots running down the abdomen in two rows that are parallel to each other.


This spider was found in a yellow flower (Day Lily?) in the flower bed in my front yard in Grand Island, Nebraska at 565 masl.

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1 Comment

Tukup a month ago

Boy he really blends in. Great catch Watson5! Thanks for sharing.

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Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on May 18, 2020

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