Misumena vatia
(Golden-rod Crab Spider)

Picture ID 11040

Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Lateral

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I've been photographing these overgrown daisies for several years and have never seen this resident on them before. Can someone identify her?

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storminateacup1

looks to be goldenrod crab spider, Misumena vatia

BugmanDan

Yes, these can change colors a bit,they come in greens, yellows,and tans also. About the only thing consistent is he red lateral patterns on the abdomen,sometimes like a lightning bolt.
She may be a bit gravid here, keep an eye on her

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Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Misumena vatia (Golden-rod Crab Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture