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Species Xysticus cristatus

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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 (Entelegynes )
Family Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species cristatus (Xysticus cristatus)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name:Clerck. Year first published: 1757.
Identification
Female
Range
In the USA, found so far only in WA and BC and even that is not official (not in print yet). Found all across Eurasia. ~ Rod Crawford
Internet References
~ www.eurospiders.com - Many images of both sexes.