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Crab Spider

Mecaphesa dubia

Description:

Lemon-yellow with tangerine spots

Habitat:

I believe this was found at, in, or near a pool. Found in Kansas in the late afternoon during the summer.

Notes:

I am not the photographer. This was sent to me by my mom. Because I didn't see the spider in person, I'm not 100% positive that this spider actually is Mecaphesa dubia. However, Mecaphesa dubia is the closest-looking species to this spider that I could find.

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2 Comments

Anna24
Anna24 8 years ago

Thank you!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

This is a species of Crab Spider. It is difficult to say which species specifically since the photo is not completely in focus. It is most likely one of these:
Misumenoides formosipes - Whitebanded Crab Spider:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/6591

Misumena vatia - Goldenrod Crab Spider
http://bugguide.net/node/view/6751

If you want to peruse the rest of the Crab Spiders:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1957/bgpag...

Anna24
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Anna24

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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