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Yellow Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes

Yellow Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes
Springfield, Virginia, USA
September 20, 2004
Possibly Misumena sp.? Or Misumenoides sp. with jaundice?


Primo! crab spider Richard
This shot has such great color!

M. vatia female
Looks like Misumena vatia to us - no white transverse ridge above the eyes for Misumenoides

Agreed, Misumena vatia
I had thought M. vatia had red markings on the sides, but I see now that my spider matches an example of M. vatia photographed by Tony a while back:

We're having second thoughts on this now
We were looking for a white horizontal transverse bar across the face, but now realize it could be yellow. We're thinking both Richard and Tony have Misumenoides here - with a yellow horizontal ridge. What do others think?

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