Misumena vatia
(Golden-rod Crab Spider)

Picture ID 56875

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

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Oh my goodness! I was just trimming some of the hedges in front of my house and this guy dropped out of the trimmings!! I’ve never in my life seen a spider like this!! It looks like a softball white widow crab spider....crazy looking!! Is this poisonous?!

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