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Garden Crab - Mecaphesa celer

Garden Crab - Mecaphesa celer
Desoto, Dallas County, Texas, USA
May 3, 2012
I'm hoping to be able to watch this mature. Mama renardii chose a good place to lay her eggs, so this Queen Anne's Lace plant in my garden has at least 6 Asassin Bug nymphs on it and they all seem to be flourishing.

Moved from Frass.

Moved from Swift Crab Spider.

Is there a specific reason you frassed this one? I think it's a keeper.

I think you and I were moving it about the same time--I saw there was already one for TX in May. Alas, the Assassin Bugs won out and this one disappeared.

Moved from Mecaphesa.

Moved from Crab Spiders.

Looks to be a young male Mecaphesa
Joe Lapp may be able to say which one.

Mecaphesa celer
Yes, Mecaphesa celer. The four spots at the anterior dorsum are a give-away - celer when they forma trapezoid that's wider anteriorly.

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