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Mecaphesa asperata Tiny Thomisid - movement gave this tiny and pretty little specimen away, with its colours and markings providing great camouflage.  <br />
5 mm body length. Female<br />
Possibly a juvenile?  Araneae,Geotagged,Macro,Mecaphesa asperata,Northern Crab Spider,Spider,Summer,Thomisidae,United States,arachnid,arthropod,invertebrate,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mecaphesa asperata

Tiny Thomisid - movement gave this tiny and pretty little specimen away, with its colours and markings providing great camouflage.
5 mm body length. Female
Possibly a juvenile?

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  1. Fantastic! You take the prettiest photos of spiders! Posted 9 months ago
  2. A very pretty one! Posted 9 months ago

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''Mecaphesa asperata'', the northern crab spider, is a species of crab spider in the family Thomisidae, found in North and Central America, and the Caribbean. It is a species of the 'flower spiders', so-called because they generally hunt in similarly coloured flowers for visitors such as bees and flies, and is a much smaller nearctic relative of the better-known Goldenrod Spider ''.

''Mecaphesa asperata'' was formerly in the genus ''Misumenops'' under the name ''Misumenops asperatus''.
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Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 16, 2019. Captured Aug 13, 2015 14:37 in 28 Olympic Cir, Coal Center, PA 15423, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm