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Species Misumessus oblongus

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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
Misumessus oblongus (Keyserling, 1880)
Synonyms:
Misumena oblonga Keyserling, 1880
Misumenops oblonga (Keyserling, 1880)
Misumena americana Keyserling, 1880
Recently (2008) removed from Misumenops. See the World Spider Catalog.
Size
Female: 4.45-6.01mm(1)
Male: 2.56-2.96mm(1)
Identification
Carapace pale greenish to white with few spines, especially in female. Males often have a red stripe along the margin (2) (3).
Range
"Throughout the United States but more common in the south."(2)
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.
2.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
3.A Field Guide to Spiders and Scorpions of Texas
John A. Jackman. 2002. Gulf Publishing.