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Photo#411106
crab spider- female, male pair - Misumena vatia - male - female

crab spider- female, male pair - Misumena vatia - Male Female
Brossard, Quebec, Canada
June 13, 2010
A female/male pair of crab spiders in daisy flower- I think they are Misumena, but not completely sure.

I found what I strongly suspect is the same pair the day before (exactly the same bunch of daisies); of course I cannot prove they are identical but assuming they were their pairing seems to be surprisingly long lasting. I haven’t been able to find much information about this behavior.

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crab spider- female, male pair - Misumena vatia - male - female crab spider- female, male pair - Misumena vatia - male - female

Andrew, we wonder if you would allow us to use
this image in a spider guide we are creating for the Chicago area? Please contact us at the email address found on our contributor page.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Yes, look to be
Misumena vatia. Amazing size difference.

Crab spiders
very very nice find

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