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Photo#4753
Crab Spider With BumbleBee In It's Grasp - Misumena vatia

Crab Spider With BumbleBee In It's Grasp - Misumena vatia
Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
July 9, 2004
I believe this is Misumena vatia. The spider was within a Rose of Sharon flower when the bumblebee entered the flower and got pounced on.

bee is Bombus
caliginosus or vosnesenskii

Misumena vatia
I just can't help but get so excited when I find these little guys in my mom's flowers. They have such remarkable colors!

Spider and bee
Fantastic shot!

Great shot
I always like to see behavioral shots. It's amazing what these gals will take on.