Subject: Fluo from Rome
Location: Rome (Italy)
April 29, 2014 6:48 am
A friend of mine found this spider on a curb this morning in Rome.
I did some digging, and think it might be the Misumena Vatia. However, I am not sure. The pictures I was able to find online are not 100% identical to the spider in the picture.
This is most definitely not a Crab Spider. It is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, possibly Araniella cucurbitina, a green species found in the UK and parts of Europe and pictured on UK Safari.
Thanks Daniel. Very helpful