Picture ID 48110

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

This little guy was in my house near our front door. Any ideas to what kind of spider?

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  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2018
  • Photographed: Nov 3, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, I think you found my favorite spider species, Misumenoides formosipes, a banded crab spider. They’re really strong and are very good at matching the colors of their bodies to the surface they are resting upon. The camouflage is both self-protection from predators and a hunting tactic.