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What arachnid is yellow & black in CALIF but not a garden spider?
November 4, 2009
What arachnid is yellow & black in CALIF but not a garden spider?
• Your letter to the bugman    I found this arachnid on the head of an acquaintance last week so I flicked it out of his hair with my finger. I looked all over to see where it landed but couldn’t find it. This morning I went out to my truck and it was on my front seat! I’m in Santa Cruz, California.
Please help me identify it.
Thank you, James
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

White Banded Crab Spider

White Banded Crab Spider

Hi James,
Your spider is a highly variable White Banded Crab Spider, Misumenoides formosipes, and it is harmless.  There are several matching images on BugGuide.

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