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Flower crab spider

Misumena vatia


The female is color variable, usually yellow or slightly yellow-green, but can be darker or almost completely white. They usually sit still on a flower and wait for the prey. They got the name crab spiders because of their sideways walking.


On a thistle in a park.


Norwegian name: Kamelonedderkopp

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Oslo, Norway

Spotted on Aug 6, 2020
Submitted on Aug 19, 2020

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