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Species Mecaphesa celer - Swift Crab Spider

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus Mecaphesa
Species celer (Swift Crab Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Misumenops celer
Explanation of Names
Celer means swift (or fast, or other synonyms)
Voucher Specimen:


immature male

Female variations

immature female

The four spots at the anterior dorsum are a give-away - celer when they form a trapezoid that's wider anteriorly.… Joe Lapp, 8 May, 2012 - 2:28am