Xysticus benefactor

Xysticus benefactor

Xysticus is a genus of ground crab spiders described by C. L. Koch in 1835, belonging to the order Araneae, family Thomisidae. The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek root xyst, meaning "scraped, scraper".
A Ground Crab Spider, Xysticus benefactor This spider of the Thomisidae family is, I believe, Xysticus benefactor. It was hunting on the shingled wall of our house. The photo is actually turned 180 degrees because the spider is “hiding” on the overhang of the cedar shingle.  Canada,Geotagged,Ground Crab Spider,Summer,Xysticus benefactor,Xysticus cristatus

Naming

Keyserling 1880

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyThomisidae
GenusXysticus
SpeciesXysticus benefactor
Photographed in
Canada