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Misumena vatia; Goldenrod Crab Spider; (shown with Bombus terrestris)   

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Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Goldenrod Crab Spider
(shown with Bombus terrestris)
Photographer: Hans J. Koch

ID: 0000 0000 0610 0750 (2010-06-09)

Copyright © 2010 Hans J. Koch

  • date of photo  Jun 8, 2010
  • location   Squamish (British Columbia, Canada)
  • family Thomisidae
  • order Araneae
  • class Arachnida
  • habitat  backyard, mixed forest, foxglove (digitalis0 flower
  • notes   It appears that the spider used its pedipalps to hold the bumble bee by its neck, probably while injecting the venom.
  • camera   Sony A-100 ISO-80 1/125sec, Minolta macro 100mm f/32 (2X tele conv.) flash
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Spider

  • common names   Goldenrod Crab Spider, Flower Crab Spider, Flower Spider (photographer)
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