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Flower Crab Spider

Misumena vatia


I was told you guys might be interested in this picture so I thought I'd upload it and show it to you. It was taken in my garden a few days ago and shows a white spider 'eating' a bee. The spider had its teeth/jaws (not sure what spiders actually have!) bedded in the spiders head. The bee sadly did not survive, but the spider seemed quite happy. Not entirely sure what happened to them. I went back out to check a while later and couldn't find either. I'm sorry if this is a really bad description. This is my first upload and I'm not entirely sure what to write.


On a blue flower in my garden in Rayleigh, Essex, UK.


I have a few more photos if you like me to upload them. And please let me know if you want any more info, or if I've made a total mess of this submission.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago
Flower Crab Spider
Misumena vatia

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KarenL 10 years ago

Nice capture! Please consider adding this to the new Spiders of the British Isles mission

pascoehtc 10 years ago

Thank you Tiz! And thanks Joshua. I have updated the species!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

beautiful spotting

Tiz 10 years ago

A great picture and a great start in Project Noah :) Welcome! I am looking forward to see more of your spottings.

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Rochford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jun 24, 2013

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