Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Misumessus oblongus

Crab spider - Misumessus oblongus Crab Spider - Misumessus oblongus Detail of eye tubercles - Misumessus oblongus - female Fiddler crab - subadult male - Misumessus oblongus - male Misumessus oblongus? - Misumessus oblongus - male Misumessus oblongus - female crab spider - Misumessus oblongus - male crab spider - Misumessus oblongus - male
Classification
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 Misumessus
Species oblongus (Misumessus oblongus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lynette discovered that this species has recently (2008) been removed from Misumenops
Misumessus oblongus (Keyserling, 1880)
Misumena oblonga Keyserling, 1880
Misumenops oblonga (Keyserling, 1880)
Misumena americana Keyserling, 1880
Size
Female: 4.45-6.01mm(1)
Male: 2.56-2.96mm(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of Misumessus (Thomisidae: Thomisinae: Misumenini), with observations on crab spider terminology.
Edwards, G. B. . 2017. Journal of Arachnology 45(3): 296-323.