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Yet another crab spider - Misumena vatia - female

Yet another crab spider - Misumena vatia - Female
Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
July 28, 2006
Size: spider - about 1cm wide
This appears to be yet another of the ubiquitous Misumena vatia crab spiders - but in a nice, bright yellow. Is it munching on a syrphid fly?

Any point in adding these pics to the guide (maybe I could frass the ones I posted of a white misumena some time ago and post these instead? I like these much better...)

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Yet another crab spider - Misumena vatia - female Yet another crab spider - Misumena vatia - female

prey is Syrphini

Misumena vatia
A cosmopolitan.

Wow! Great shots!
You should definitely add them. Unless your others are sub-standard (which they are not, if you mean these, below), it certainly doesn't have to be either/or.

Thank you - the other pics I
Thank you - the other pics I was referring to were these: and . Guess I'll leave them all for now and let someone else do the frassing when needed - it's hard to stop photographing these guys, they are so beautiful, they have the most amazing assortment of prey, and best of all for inept photographers - they hold still while you focus ;-).

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