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Prowling Spider - Misumena vatia

Prowling Spider - Misumena vatia
near Slater Park, Routt NF, NW of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, USA
September 22, 2011
found in pines needles on the ground; elev. 8900 feet. Thank you for your help.

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Prowling Spider - Misumena vatia Prowling Spider - Misumena vatia

Moved from ID Request. I actually have a harder time telling M. vatia from Misumenoides formosipes.

Looks maybe to be a young Misumena vatia

I agree
Lack of short, stiff hairs on carapace/abdomen takes Misumenops out of the picture(sometimes vatia can look similar to M.asperatus), so I would agree with Misumena.

Looks like a healthy vatia to me!

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