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38,848.03830 -- Wild Rose, crab spider, bee - Misumena vatia

38,848.03830 -- Wild Rose, crab spider, bee - Misumena vatia
Portland, on Sauvies Island, WNW of town., Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
May 11, 2006
Size: spider 1/4 inch long
Back on 5-11-2006 I found a near duplicate to the spider that was posted as Photo #162431, on 7-6-2007. I am posting mine for him to see, and also to find out if anyone can give me a more exact identification of my white spider: spider 1/4” long, bee ~.5”, wild rose flower 2.5” diameter, and the rose plant was 8 ft tall.

Back in May 2006, when I looked for white spiders on the Internet, I found a couple references that were somewhat similar. The first was: That spider was white with pink markings and is/was called a Crab spider &/or Goldenrod Spider -- Misumena vatia. I would be surprised if mine is the same species as the one mentioned on the Internet, which was from the east coast, and I am west coast.

I also found them here: ---- and ---- (I just pulled this last site up again, and it now has way more white spiders, and more than one genus.

Can anyone hone in tighter on my spider's ID?

My photo is of a wild rose with a white spider that just caught a bee. Good for me, not for the bee!

Bob Paulson

Moved from Crab Spiders. Rod Crawford ID'd this as "juvenile Misumena vatia - some have the red streaks, some

Moved from Spiders.

Wrong County
Hello As an editor mentions, some have the red striping, some do not. Here is one from Clackamas County with the stripes.
Incidentally, most of Sauvies Island is in Multnomah County with a little in Columbia County. It is about 20 miles from Clackamas County where I live. Nice photo of the capture! Bob OBrien

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