Flower Spider
  Misumena vatia  
Order: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
Physical Characteristics
Short with eyes on bumps in the front.    
Wide and flattened almost circular. These spiders tend to be brightly colored or white.    
Distinctively forward with the front most legs longer and stouter than the hind legs.    
Males: 3 to 4 mm
Females: 6 to 9 mm
Eye Pattern:  
  Found on fences in gardens, often found among flowers such as goldenrod, trillium, white fleabane, white flower.
    North America and Europe  



  Web Type:    
  They donít make a web but use their silk to protect their eggs. In order to get food they ambush their prey.  
Fun Fact:    
  These spiders can change color in accordance with their substrate and ambush pollinating insects and are known for killing honey bees.