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Crab Spider - Mecaphesa sp. I&#039;m not sure of an exact ID, and the image isn&#039;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. <br />
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Habitat: Spotted on a dead flower head with a cast skin. I&#039;m not sure if it molted recently, or if the skin belonged to a different crab spider. Geotagged,Mecaphesa,Summer,United States,crab spider,spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

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.

    comments (8)

  1. Remembering its younger, skinnier days :) Posted 11 days ago
    1. Lol, no doubt ;) Posted 11 days ago
  2. So cool! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 11 days ago
  3. wonderful fine texture Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks Annette! Posted 11 days ago
  4. I am certainly no expert but I am thinking Mecaphesa as it is hairy, but as you can see from this link, it is not a simple as that :)
    bugguide.net/node/view/38099

    Great photo though!
    Posted 9 days ago
    1. I think you're right, Claire. Thank you! Posted 8 days ago

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 10:47 in Main, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm