Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Misumena  Latreille, 1804   2 species

Misumena vatia  (Clerck, 1757)

Description
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
Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2017): Holarctic
Phenology
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