REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING
GOLDENROD AND WHITE-BANDED CRAB SPIDERS (Misumena vatia and Misumenoides formosipes)
"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>
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