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Species Apollophanes margareta

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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 Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders)
Genus Apollophanes
Species margareta (Apollophanes margareta)
Identification
...has the posterior eye row equidistant (not like Philodromus with the posterior median eyes conspicuously closer to the laterals than to each other), a second, bigger "v" behind the usual small v-mark on the carapace, and 4 big light patches on the abdomen arranged like the spots on a 4 domino, but irregular or squarish in shape. ~ Rod Crawford
Range
The range of A. margareta is given as "B.C. south to California, Arizona and New Mexico." Like P. spectabilis, it lives in conifer canopy, but balloons a lot therefore can land anywhere. ~ Rod Crawford