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Crab Spider with syrphid prey

Observed: 21st April 2007 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
Misumena.vatia
Description:

I have looked at this photo for 5 years without spotting the crab spider! I know what the spider is, but what is the fly - genus anyway if poss?

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Species with which White Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) interacts

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ophrys's picture

Hover

One of the Bacchini tribe...either Platycheirus or Melanostoma.

Ian
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Bacchini

Thanks. The tarsi are visible (for Platycheirus), but the focus is not good. Maybe it's time to splash out on a camera upgrade.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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crab spider

Nice photo - haven't see a crab spider in years - ox eye daisies used to be good to find them

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crab spider

Nice photo - haven't see a crab spider in years - ox eye daisies used to be good to find them