SPIDER
WHAT TYPE OF SPIDER AND BUTTERFLY?
CARY HARPLEY
FLORIDA PAN HANDLE

Crab Spider eats Gulf Fritillary

Crab Spider eats Gulf Fritillary

Hi Cary,
Your spider is a Crab Spider, Misumena vatia, also called a Flower Spider or a Goldenrod Spider. The prey is a Gulf Fritillary. To a certain extent, these Crab Spiders are able to change coloration to match their surroundings.

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