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Crab Spider

Mecaphesa sp.


I'm not sure of an exact ID, and the image isn't the best quality for zooming in, but it looks like it appears to have 2 eyes on top and 4 on the bottom - all about the same size. The spider was yellow with some markings, and it was very hairy.


Habitat: Spotted on a dead flower head with a cast skin. I'm not sure if it molted recently, or if the skin belonged to a different crab spider.

No species ID suggestions


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 months ago

Thank you Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 months ago

Great photography, Christine!

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.90, Long: -73.48

Spotted on Sep 13, 2018
Submitted on Sep 17, 2018

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