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Goldenrod Crab Spider

Misumena vatia

2 Species ID Suggestions

Goldenrod Crab Spider
Misumena vatia Misumena vatia
Pink Flower Spider
Diaea evanida Pink Flower Spider - Diaea evanida

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Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Maria.. and thanks freelancing for the information and the ID. :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice one!

freelancing 8 years ago

I could be wrong on the exact species, but this is a crab spider. They will change color depending on the plant they are on. The red striations show up on the goldenrod crab spiders in our yard when they are on red flowers.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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