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Species Mecaphesa schlingeri

Mecaphesa (Misumenops) schlingeri - Mecaphesa schlingeri - male Subadult female Mecaphesa (Misumenops) schlingeri - Mecaphesa schlingeri - female Another M. schlingeri - Mecaphesa schlingeri - male a red & white spider on Mariposa Lilly - Mecaphesa schlingeri M. schlingeri immature - Mecaphesa schlingeri M. schlingeri immature - Mecaphesa schlingeri 2815 - Mecaphesa schlingeri Mecaphesa schlingeri
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 Mecaphesa
Species schlingeri (Mecaphesa schlingeri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Misumenops schlingeri
Males average 4 mm in length; females average 6.0-6.5 mm in length.
To paraphrase Schick (see page 120 of reference below):
Dorsum of abdomen characteristically marked with broad red stripes including a pair of lateral stripes originating at anterior dorsolateral margin of abdomen and curving ventrad halfway back on abdomen where they terminate, as well as a paramedial pair with a common origin on the dorsum of abdomen near anteromedial margin, diverging caudad until halfway back on abdomen and then converging to meet just before anal tubercle, and finally two pairs of oblique bilateral stripes extending laterocaudad from paramedial stripes, paralleling the ventrally curving portion of the lateral stripes and terminating at the same level as the latter...
Known only from California.