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Species Mecaphesa celer - Swift Crab Spider

Spider - Mecaphesa celer The spider and the fly - Mecaphesa celer M. celer w/ 2-tone lat bands - dorsal - Mecaphesa celer - male M. celer w/ 2-tone lat bands - ventral - Mecaphesa celer - male M. celer w/ 2-tone lat bands - adult dorsal - Mecaphesa celer - male Raised M. celer - prolateral palp - Mecaphesa celer - male Raised M. celer - immature dorsal - Mecaphesa celer - female Mecaphesa celer - male
Classification
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)
Identification
Voucher Specimen:

Male


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