Unidentified

Picture ID 142782

Picture of unidentified spider

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White Spider. Camouflaged similar to the plant (Yarrow / New Vintage Rose...Achilles millefoium) I saw spotted it on

  • Submitted by: 
    BFerg
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2021
  • Photographed: Jul 19, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Calgary , Alberta, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: On Flower
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

https://bugguide.net/node/view/6591/bgimage?from=144 She’s probably Misumenoides formosipes, a White-banded Crab Spider. The white band marking is under her eyes (you gotta trust me on that). This is one of my favorite spiders because, yes, she can change colors to match what she sees. There there is a similar species, Goldenrod Crab Spiders, that can do: white, pink, red, shades of yellow. This one is a white spider that can do: yellow, pink, light blue, beige, light purple, and also change her markings colors. They even have some ability, like Cuttlefish, to match patterns. There is a BBC Youtube video showing a cuttlefish… Read more »