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Crab Spider - Mecaphesa

Crab Spider - Mecaphesa
Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 9, 2005
Found on a peony bud.

Moved from Swift Crab Spider.

Anyone know why we're calling
Anyone know why we're calling this one celer?

Should we move it back out to genus level?

Actually, I think you answere
Actually, I think you answered my question on the other page - that whatever references people were using to file celer are now lost. If I had my druthers, BugGuide would make you pick a justification for every determination, so we can give priority to keyed determinations over determinations made by comparing photos, at least until we know the group well. That way people aren't filing additional photos based on already-suspect determinations.

It's your call what to do with them. I'm trying to learn to go with the flow.

sounds good
We'll wait for voucher females, then decide.

eye arrangement
This image is being used in the eye arrangement article, thanks!

Cropped Richard's image to get a closeup of the face for an article