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Goldenrod Crab Spider
2009-07-01 10:59:37

The Goldenrod Crab spider (Misumena vatia) is a species of crab spider which thrives in the northern hemisphere. This crab spider received the name Goldenrod Crab spider in North America, where it is the best-known and largest flower spider. This spider is frequently found hunting in brilliant yellow goldenrod sprays in the autumn. These spiders are generally hard to distinguish on a yellow...

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.