Saturday, June 21, 2014

I think it’s a Misumena vatia

Misumena vatia

While I was topping off the gas tank in my Lexus RX330 this morning at Sam’s Club, I noticed this spider clinging to the side of the car.

I was able to shoot a surprisingly sharp photo of it with my iPhone and have determined it’s a white crab spider, aka Misumena vatia.

Wikipedia says: These spiders may be yellow or white, depending on the flower in which they are hunting. Especially younger females, which may hunt on a variety of flowers such as daisies and sunflowers, may change color "at will."

If I’ve ever seen one before, I sure don’t recall it.

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