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White Spider

A white crab spider, probably a female Misumena vatia.  These spiders hide on flowers (here an ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare) in order to ambush visiting insects.  The females can be yellow or white, depending on the colour of the flower they are on.  The males are smaller and darker.

Photo taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-05-31.

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