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Photo#49135
Crab Spider ID Please? - Mecaphesa

Crab Spider ID Please? - Mecaphesa
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
April 23, 2006

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Crab Spider ID Please? - Mecaphesa Crab Spider ID Please? - Mecaphesa

Moved
Moved from Swift Crab Spider.

Crab spider
Fantastic shots!

Moved
Moved from Flower Spiders.

Misumenops Crab Spider ID
This is a great example of the misumenops celer. The beautiful nearly translucent green, the flattened "U" shaped marking on the cephalothorax and the tri-lobed "Y" shape pattern on the abdomen are good distinguishers. The coloration and intensity of the the patterns vary slightly between environments.

 
Wow! exciting to hear from someone
who can tell the different species of Misumenops apart. We have a request for you. Could you look through the images which are currently posted under M. celer here and email us the image numbers of any images that you feel are not of M. celer? We will move them off the celer page and back to the genus page. Then can you look through the images that currently reside on the genus pages here and email us the image numbers of any images that you feel are images of M. celer? We will move them from the genus page to the species page.
And then, if you're not exhausted, if you recognize the species of any of the non-celer images, we can create new guide pages for those new species and move those images to their new home.
What a great improvement that will be for the Misumenops images.
Would have emailed you directly, but not enough info on your contributor page. If you click on your name, you will be taken to your contributor page which you can edit and tell us all much more about yourself.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

Crab Spider ID
This is a great example of the misumenops celer. The beautiful nearly translucent green, the flattened "U" shaped marking on the cephalothorax and the tri-lobed "Y" shape pattern on the abdomen are good distinguishers. The coloration and intensity of the the patterns vary slightly between environments.

What a great face!
What a great shot! Now we really say Misumenops. Maybe someone will find a key to them that will allow us to get species IDs for some of our images. Added this image to the identification section here.

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