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Crab spider

Observed: 18th April 2009 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebrates
Crab spider (misumena vatia)
Crab spider (misumena vatia) 1
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Species with which crab spider (misumena vatia) interacts

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Really beautiful spider

These spiders lie in wait in flowers and elsewhere and pounce when prey arrives. The first two pairs of legs are longer that the others and the spiders have a crab-like sideways walk. Most deceive prey with superb camouflage.

Identification tips: 3-4mm (Male) 10-11 mm (female) Female pale green, white or yellow and amazingly can change from one colour to another!

Rose