Misumenoides formosipes
(White-banded Crab Spider)

Picture ID 36013

Picture of Misumenoides formosipes (White-banded Crab Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Prey

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White banded crab spider? I have no idea. Have never seen one before, but it had captured an insect much bigger than itself. On a butterfly bush.

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TangledWeb

Yes, I think your ID is correct. Misumenoides formosipes. Ithe prey might be a species of sphynx moth, which are nocturnal pollinators.

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