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Subject: Fluo from Rome
Location: Rome (Italy)
April 29, 2014 6:48 am
Hey bugman,
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.
Any idea?
Thanks!
Signature: Saverio

Orbweaver

Orbweaver

Hi Saverio,
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

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Rome, Italy

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