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Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes

Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
September 15, 2005
This spider resembles Misumena vatia and Misumenoides formosipes. I would be grateful for opinions.

Great photo
I'm not going to comment on species of this one because I can't tell the two apart half the time.

Misumenoides sp.
Definitely Misumenoides sp., not sure how many species in the genus, or how to tell them apart. Misumena has essentially no black markings, which is how you can tell them apart in the field most easily. Oddly, I may have come across a grand total of one Misumenoides in my entire life, versus specimens of Misumena that I can't begin to count:-)

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