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Flower crab spider

Misumena vatia


An all white female flower crab spider with a small hymenopteron prey. Crab spiders hide in flowers and cease pollinator insects like this little wasp. In one of the pictures you can see a honeybee passing in same flower but she rapidly moved away.


Flower in urban garden

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Love it! have been trying to get one of these for a while!

Ioannis 7 years ago

Thank you all. It's amazing what scenes you can find in the nearby public garden!
Any idea for prey identification?

Amazing pics, congrats Ioannis!

ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Magnificent shot!
Great work!

triggsturner 7 years ago

Wow! What a great series!

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Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jul 2, 2016
Submitted on Jul 2, 2016

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