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Species Xysticus cristatus

Dandelion Drama - Xysticus cristatus - male crab spider - Xysticus cristatus ground crab spider - Xysticus cristatus Large Crab Spider - Xysticus cristatus Adult female - Xysticus cristatus - female Adult female - Xysticus cristatus - female spider #2 voucher image - Xysticus cristatus - female Xysticus cristatus
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 Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders)
Species cristatus (Xysticus cristatus)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name:Clerck. Year first published: 1757.
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
~ - Many images of both sexes.