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Whitebanded Crab Spider

Misumenoides formosipes


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.


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


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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Ohio, USA

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

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