Family: Thomisidae Sundevall, 1833 | key
Genus: Misumena Latreille, 1804 | key
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    Misumena vatia (Clerck, 1757)      []
    Prosoma female: white, pale green or yellow, sometimes brownish, eye region mostly yellowish. Male: dark brown to black, median stripe and eye region light brown. Legs dark brown to black, male: dark brown to black, annulated with red-brown. Tarsus yellowish. Opisthosoma female: variable, white, pale green or yellow, roundish, laterally sometimes with red stripes. Male: pale brown, dorsally with 2 dark median bands, laterally darker.

    Body length male: 3-5 mm, Body length female: 7-11.5 mm

    Additional information
    colour change in adult specimens due to adaptation to background by displacement of pigments within a few days. Preferably on blossoms, where they mainly capture flower-visiting insects (bees, wasps, hover flies), very well camouflaged. In dry meadows, in sunny forest edges
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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Holarctic


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