Subject: UNUSUAL CRAB SPIDER
Location: Fannie, Arkansas
September 10, 2014 2:43 pm
I know this is a crab spider but the coloration and design are new to me. The spider is white, pink and green with a pink combed effect on the sides, pink area on the abdomen and green on the thorax top. Do you know which crab spider it is?
Signature: Bill Burton
What wonderful Food Chain images you have submitted. We believe that based on this image from BugGuide, your individual is a Whitebanded Crab Spider, Misumenoides formosipes, which is a highly variable species. Browsing through the images on BugGuide, you can see just how variable the colors and markings are on the Whitebanded Crab Spider. We have run out of time this morning, and we can’t identify the fly at this time. Perhaps one of our readers will provide a comment.