Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia)
Web: Crab spiders don’t make catching webs, but use their elongated first and second legs to overpower their prey. They are sit and wait predators, often well camouflaged and laying in an ambush to surprise passing prey.
Habitat: in sunny environments such as grassland, forest edges, but also gardens. Is very often found on flowers.
How to recognize?
Looks similar to:
♀: 9-11 mm
♂: 3-4 mm
♀: May till August
♂: May till August