Tag Archives: Misumenoides formosipes

08.22.2022 Macro Monday-Arachnobics beware!

Look into my eyes! On August 13th I found two of these spiders, both the same species, but with different colors. White-banded Crab Spider-Misumenoides formosipes on, of all things, Boneset in our yard. And another on Joe Pye Weed in Brickyard. … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 I can’t help it if I’m crabby

I am a crab spider after all. White-banded Crab Spider-¬†Misumenoides¬†formosipes I got to spend several minutes with this attractive Arachnid. Up close and personal. We played tag for a while as it kept slipping behind various blooms thinking I was … Continue reading

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08.30.2020-2 “Ooh somebody, ooh somebody. Can anybody find me somebody to hug?”

With apologies to Freddie. In between showers I found this lonely White-banded Crab Spider-Misumenoides formosipes longingly waiting for somebody, anybody to hug. Unfortunately for this fly, the spider wanted more than a hug. Lonely No longer lonely…or hungry Crab spiders … Continue reading

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