AppearanceHowell provides the following diagnosic/identifying characteristics: "''M. asperatus'' is distinguished from ''Misumenoides'' and ''Misumena'' in that the carapace, abdomen and legs are distinctively covered with numerous short stiff spines. The ocular region is white. On the anterior half, the abdomen has red streaks laterally. On the posterior half, the abdomen has a mottled brown to red-brown V-shaped mark pointed towards the posterior. All legs are yellow, except the tibia and metatarsus I bear red annuli."
Naming''Mecaphesa asperata'' was formerly in the genus ''Misumenops'' under the name ''Misumenops asperatus''.
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