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Crab spider on rain-lily

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Mecaphesa Crab Spider on Rain-Lily 7558

Click for larger size and greater clarity, especially in the spider’s small hairs.

When I went walking on April 11th I found plenty of spiders, including this pale green one on the tips of two tepals of a rain-lily, Cooperia pedunculata. Thanks to Joe Lapp for telling me that this crab spider is in the genus Mecaphesa.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 28, 2013 at 6:15 AM

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