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CRAB SPIDER - MISUMENA VATIA - ARAIGNEE CRABE

I found this Crab spider yesterday, August, 15th, 2010, at the same place where, last year, I found the female Thomisus onustus, a small pink spider.You can see it here: http://www.pbase.com/nicolebouglouan/crab_spider
Since 24 hours, the Misumena vatia, a small pale yellow female is established on the Mentha piperata flowers and has yet received several visits. You can see on these pictures some of these visitors.
Several insects are flying around her, feeding on nectar from the flowers.
As the Thomisus onustus, this spider feeds on insects caught thanks to the long legs held towards the potential preys coming close to her. She could wait for long time.
I do not know at this time if this spider will lay eggs in a nest or no.
We'll learn from the future if she will remain with us or not!
I'll regularly add some pictures in order to tell you this new story.

A new Crab Spider has arrived in August 2012, always with numerous other insects' species.

Please, use the slideshow.

Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia waiting for prey
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Scolia hirta and Misumena vatia
Isodontia mexicana and Misumena vatia
Isodontia mexicana and Misumena vatia
Isodontia mexicana and Misumena vatia
Isodontia mexicana and Misumena vatia
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia with prey
Misumena vatia and Cacyreus marshalli
Misumena vatia and Cacyreus marshalli
Misumena vatia and Cacyreus marshalli
Misumena vatia and Cacyreus marshalli
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Tachina fera
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta
Misumena vatia Tachina fera et Scolia hirsuta