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Species Mecaphesa celer - Swift Crab Spider

M. celer w/ 2-tone lat bands - adult dorsal - Mecaphesa celer - male M. celer w/ 2-tone lat bands - retrolateral palp - Mecaphesa celer - male Raised M. celer - penultimate ventral - Mecaphesa celer - male Red-patterned M. celer - ventral epigynum - Mecaphesa celer - female Mecaphesa ? - Mecaphesa celer - female Crab Spider - Mecaphesa celer - male Mecaphesa celer - male Mecaphesa - Mecaphesa celer - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
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