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Flower Crab Spider - Misumessus oblongus - female

Flower Crab Spider - Misumessus oblongus - Female
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens County, New York, USA
August 18, 2012
Size: about 1 cm
Is this the Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia? Rounded posterior of abdomen, 8 eyes visible from frontal view, and eyes arranged in crescent seem to support this. But anterior lateral eyes seem to be slightly larger than anterior median eyes suggesting Misumenoides

Moved from Misumessus.

Moved to Misumessus
Moved from Goldenrod Crab Spider. We've since learned the similarities and differences between Misumena and Misumessus, and now believe this to be Misumessus. There may be undescribed species we're unaware of yet, so moving this to genus level for now.


Moved to Misumena vatia
Moved from ID Request. Yes, I agree with your ID. The ALEs do look larger, but this is certainly not a Misumenoides in my opinion. In that genus there is a ridge through the eyes.

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