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Spider BG484 - Misumessus oblongus - female

Spider BG484 - Misumessus oblongus - Female
Little Bayou Sara at Highland Road, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
September 14, 2006
Size: body length 4.5 mm.
Unfortunately, because of the low angle of the photograph, the PLE are not clearly visible.

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Please check!
John and Jane, did you know that this image is still being used as an example image for the genus Misumena? I'm not exactly sure that Joe's comments (below) are correct. Please let me know what you think about this. Thanks

OK, I think that this spider's placement may be correct, but we still need to clean up the links on the info pages. Can you do that or do you need to contact others first? That may be needed to iron this out.

More mods
Also, after having looked at dozens of Misumena vatia and Misumessus, I'm inclined to retract all but note (4) from the Misumessus info page:

Every Misumessus I looked at does have ALEs larger than AMEs, but sometimes not by much. Most Misumena vatia I looked at had ALEs the same size or *smaller* than the AMEs, but there are a few whose ALEs are technically larger, but by a hardly-noticeable amount. You might say that Misumessus has "noticeably larger" ALEs.

A decision was made for SNAIM 2 to drop determination based on relative eye sizes for several families, including Thomisidae, so you won't find support for this character there.

Thanks Bob
I have now moved that image on the info page.

More than one page!
Lynette, please check the info pages for Misumenoides and Mecaphesa. There may be others, OMG sorry!

I think I've got them now
Please let me know if you see any more pages that need to be corrected.

another page
Yes, the Misumessus info page needs to be corrected per my comment above. Thanks!

Thanks Joe.

:). Thanks
Yes I should have remembered it's on numerous pages. I'll do a more thorough job tonight. Thanks again.

The epigynum is a match for Misumessus, not Misumena. Notice that the tongue protrudes posteriorly. The coloration and elongation of the abdomen is also suggestive of Misumessus.

Notice also that the ALEs and AMEs are subequal.


eye arrangement
This image is being used in the eye arrangement article, thanks!

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