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Crab Spider

A female white crab spider, Misumena vatia (class Arachnida, Araneae: Thomisidae) on wild carrot (Daucus carota).  These spiders ambush insects that visit the flowers, see here for a photo.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-07-16.

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