M. vatia can change colour, but this is not a fast process. It takes only 6 days to change from yellow to white, but up to 25 days from white to yellow, because the yellow pigment has to be produced first. White is the base colour of the spider.

  • English: Goldenrod crab spider
  • German/Austrian: Veränderliche Krabbenspinne
  • Danish: Kamæleonedderkop
  • Image:1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Hinternasswald
  • Date: 05/06/2010
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

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