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Male Misumena vatia?

Observed: 1st September 2011 By: NaTuReNaTuRe’s reputation in InvertebratesNaTuRe’s reputation in InvertebratesNaTuRe’s reputation in Invertebrates
male spider

Small white spider. Smaller in size and more colourful than the previously ID Misumena vatia.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) interacts


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Hard to say, re M/F

I suspect it's an immature specimen and that's why it's smaller, not because it's a male. The proportions look more like a female but are the palps slightly swollen (which they would be in a sub adult male)? The markings are rather dark, but it is a variable species