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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

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Genus Mecaphesa

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 asperata - Northern Crab Spider
Species californica - Mecaphesa californica
Species carletonica - Mecaphesa carletonica
Species celer - Swift Crab Spider
Species coloradensis - Mecaphesa coloradensis
Species deserti - Mecaphesa deserti
Species dubia - Mecaphesa dubia
Species gabrielensis - Mecaphesa gabrielensis
Species importuna - Mecaphesa importuna
Species quercina - Oak Crab Spider
Species rothi - Mecaphesa rothi
Species schlingeri - Mecaphesa schlingeri
Species sierrensis - Mecaphesa sierrensis
Species verityi - Mecaphesa verityi
No Taxon aikoae-californica-carletonica complex
No Taxon celer-importuna-lepida complex
No Taxon possible asperata
No Taxon possible celer
No Taxon possible dubia
No Taxon Great Lakes asperata or celer