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Goldenrod Crab Spider (female) - approx. 8 mm
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Misumena (Flower Crab Spiders)
Species: Vatia
Goldenrod Crab Spider (female) - approx. 8 mm
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Misumena (Flower Crab Spiders)
Species: Vatia
The Goldenrod Crab Spider can gradually change its
colour to match its host plant.
Goldenrod Crab Spider (female) - approx. 8 mm
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Misumena (Flower Crab Spiders)
Species: Vatia
The Goldenrod Crab Spider can gradually change its
colour to match its host plant
Xysticus Crab Spider  - approx. 1 cm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species: Elegans
? Crab Spider  - approx. 7 mm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
? Crab Spider  - approx. 5 mm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
7 species
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Updated September 3 2009
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Xysticus Crab Spider  - approx. 1 cm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species: Punctatus?
Xysticus Crab Spider  - approx. 1 cm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Xysticus Crab Spider  - approx. 7 mm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
More Goldenrod Crab Spiders
Updated January 1 2014
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Updated January 1 2014
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Updated January 1 2014
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Northern? Crab Spider  - approx. 7 mm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Mecaphesa
Species: Asperata?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Binomial name also Misumenops asperatus
More Northern Crab Spiders
Updated January 21 2014
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Goldenrod Crab Spider (female) on Queen Anne's Lace - approx. 8 mm - Leslie Spit - August 2009
Goldenrod Crab Spider (female with prey) on Queen Anne's Lace - approx. 8 mm - Leslie Spit - August 2009
Goldenrod Crab Spider (female with prey) on Queen Anne's Lace - approx. 8 mm - Leslie Spit - August 2009
Xysticus Crab Spider - approx. 1 cm body - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2009
Xysticus Crab Spider - approx. 1 cm body - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2010
Xysticus Crab Spider - approx. 7 mm body - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2012
? Crab Spider - approx. 5 mm body - Lower Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - June 2014
Northern? Crab Spider on Garden Cosmos - approx. 7 mm body - Lower Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - September 2012
? Crab Spider - approx. 7 mm body - Etobicoke Valley Park - August 2007
Xysticus Crab Spider - approx. 1 cm body - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2008
Crab Spider (Tmarus)  - approx. 8 mm body
Order: Araneae (Spiders)
Family: Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus: Tmarus
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)
Crab Spider (Tmarus) - approx. 8 mm body - High Park - August 2016