REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING

GOLDENROD AND WHITE-BANDED CRAB SPIDERS (Misumena vatia and Misumenoides formosipes)

White-banded Crab Spider - (c) Copyright 2017 Paula Sharp

"Common Spiders of New York." New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Web.  September 2, 2017.<http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/commonspiders.pdf>

"Crab  Spiders and Running Crab Spiders," Kentucky Spiders.  University of Kentucky Department of Entomology.  Web. September 2, 2017. <http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/spiders/crab/crab.htm>

 

"Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders." Bugguide.net.  Web. September 2, 2017. <http://bugguide.net/node/view/1957>

​Foelix, Rainer, Biology of Spiders (2nd ed.).  New York:  Oxford (1990).  Print.

Foliage Flower Spiders (Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.).  Web.  September 2, 2017.  <https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/foliage-flower-spiders>

"Genus Misumena:  Flower Crab Spiders."  Bugguide.net.  Web. September 2, 2017.  <http://bugguide.net/node/view/6749>   [This Bug Guide page offers an indispensable visual key and explanation of differences among various species of American crab spiders.]

Harris, Tom, “How Spiders Work.”  How Stuff Works.  Web. August. 31, 2017. <http://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/spider7.htm>

Levi, Herbert W. , Lorna R. Levi and Herbert Spencer Zim, Spiders and Their Kin.  New York:  Macmillan (2001).  Print.

Misumena vatia.” Animal Diversity Web.  University of Michigan. Web.  August. 31, 2017. < http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Misumena_vatia/>

"Misumena vatia (Goldenrod Crab Spider)". Discover Life. Web.  September 2, 2017. <http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Misumena+vatia>

"Misumena vatia (Goldenrod Crab Spider)".  Spiders.us.  Web.  Sept. 1, 2017.  http://www.spiders.us/species/misumena-vatia/>

"Misumenoides formosipes (Whitebanded Crab Spider)."  Discover Life. Web.  September 2, 2017. <http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Misumenoides+formosipes>

"Misumenoides formosipes (Whitebanded Crab Spider)."  Spiders.us.  Web.  Sept. 1, 2017.  <http://www.spiders.us/species/misumenoides-formosipes/>

Moody, Marjorie, "Misumenoides formosipes (Whitebanded Crab Spider)."  Spiders of Kaweah River Delta Region.  Web. September 2, 2017.  <http://kaweahoaks.com/html/spi_misumenoides_formosipes.html>  [Source of theory that this spider's hatchlings will emerge the color of the flowers on which their eggs were deposited.]

Morse, Douglass H. and Robert S. Fritz, “Milkweed Pollinia and Predation Risk to Flower-visiting Insects by the Crab Spider Misumena vatia,“ The American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 121, No. 1 (January 1989), pp. 188-193. Print.

Nieuwenhuys, Ed, "Crab Spiders:  Family Thomisidae."   The Find-a-Spider Guide for Spiders of Southern Queensland.  Web.  January 27, 2017.  Acessed September 2, 2017.  <https://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Thomisidae/Thomisidae.htm> [Excellent general information on crab spiders.]

"New York Spiders."  Spiders.us.  July 6, 2017.  Web. Accessed September 2, 2017.  <http://www.spiders.us/species/filter/new-york/>

Packard, Alpheus S., "Change of Color and Protective Coloration in a Flower-Spider (Misumena vatia Thorell) ,"  Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 1905), pp. 85-96. Print.

Ridge-faced Flower Spider (Misumenoides formosipes). Missouri Dept. of Conservation.  Web.  September 2, 2017.  <https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/ridge-faced-flower-spider>

 

Schmalhofer, Victoria R., “Diet-Induced and Morphological Color Changes in Juvenile Crab Spiders (Araneae, Thomisidae), The Journal of Arachnology.   Vol. 28, No. 1 (2000), pp. 56-60. Print.

 

Stockton, Nick, "The Secret History of Spider Venom's Power," Science.  June 11, 2015.  Web. Accessed Aug. 31, 2017.  < https://www.wired.com/2015/06/secret-origin-spectacular-spider-venom/>

“Summary for Misumena vatia (Araneae).” National recording schemes for spiders and harvestmen in Britain (British Arachnological Society). < http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/portal.php/p/Summary/s/Misumena+vatia>

"Whitebanded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes).” Nature in the Ozarks.  Sept. 1, 2009. Web. Accessed Sept. 1 2017. <http://elmostreport.blogspot.com/2009/09/whitebanded-crab-spider-misumenoides.html>
 

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS:

McLeod, Rory, “A Goldenrod Crab Spider Catches Hoverfly Ischiodon sp.”. You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09S-QHaXcc8

Solfors, Stefan, “The Goldenrod Crab Spider.”  You Tube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NfAWMFpcaI

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