Misumessus oblongus
(American Green Crab Spider)

Picture ID 31177

Picture of Misumessus oblongus (American Green Crab Spider) - Dorsal

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Found it in the sink.. Didn't want to kill so i took it outside where i got a better pic

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Al624

I have no idea what that is but I can assure you I will look in my sink the next time I wash my hands. It’s a good thing you didn’t kill it. You took a Great picture !

TangledWeb

It is a crab spider. They have great leg strength, as yours was showing off. They camouflage themselves to foliage, mostly flowers, waiting unmoving for a pollinator to drop by. They lunge at the polinator and grab it and plunge their fangs and venom into the prey. They have to be strong enough to restrain large insects like bumblebees and butterflies to keep them from flying away. And to hold on tight when the prey does manage to fly. Then they have to hold the prey’s weight when it loses consciousness and dissolves internally AND while the spider drinks the… Read more »

ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like Misumessus oblongus. 🙂

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