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Flower Crab Spider

Misumena

Notes:

Tiny spider in the flower head of a garden mum in my urban flower garden.

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5 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Nice series.

Wilsons
Wilsons 10 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the ID!

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 10 years ago

it's one of the flower crab spiders ("Misumena sp."), they can (to a limited degree) change colour in much the same way a chameleon does, although the change takes days rather than seconds. i have seen these (South African one's) in a veriety of colours from yellows to whites to purples/pinks and in-betweens.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_crab...

Wilsons
Wilsons 10 years ago

I agree Johan!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 10 years ago

It is a crab spider, not sure of the species in your area.

Wilsons
Spotted by
Wilsons

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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