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Whitebanded Crab Spider

Misumenoides formosipes

Description:

Large white spider (can also be yellow, as in the last picture) with purple markings on its abdomen. Has a ridge on its face, separating some of its eyes.

Habitat:

Field edge, common on boneset, goldenrod, and other flowers.

Notes:

An ambush predator, very similar to three other species of spiders. See BugGuide for more information. Found at Barbara A. Beiser Field Station.

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Latimeria
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Latimeria

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Sep 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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