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Spider - Mecaphesa

Spider - Mecaphesa
Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA
August 10, 2006
Size: teeny
This yellow spider was on my marigolds. What kind is it?

Moved from Crab Spiders.

Moved from Spiders.

This appears to be...
a Misumenops sp. The ALE appear larger than the AME.

Crab spider
That's the quick answer. Perhaps an expert will tell you more. Do a Search and you'll see some neat photos of these guys who often seem to need a hug. (Apparently, yours doesn't.)

Goldenrod Spider
That looks like a Misumena Vatia. Or a Goldenrod Spider. These guys live on plants and thier main diet is flower visiting insects. They do not make a web, but instead they stay on plants and await a insect to come thier way. Then they use thier web as a drag line as they pounce on thier prey and inject venom. Very neat spider, one of my favorites. Hope that this helps you!

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