Green Crab Spider

Misumessus oblongus (formerly Misumenops oblonga)

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Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf
The green crab spider, Misumessus oblongus, has spines, and the entire body and legs are pale green to silvery white.
David Bruns
Other Common Name
Foliage Flower Spider
Family

Thomisidae (crab spiders) in the order Araneae (spiders)

Description

The green crab spider has spines, and the entire body and legs are pale green to silvery white. Sometimes it has pink markings. Like other crab spiders, its legs extend outward from the sides, and it can walk in any direction. Learn more about the green crab spider and other foliage flower spiders in their group page.