Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

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 (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.
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.