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Mecaphesa asperata [Northern Crab Spider]

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#1 Damon


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:19

Noe, D. 2014. Mecaphesa asperata [Thomisidae] Northern Crab Spider, adult female. Spider photographed in visible and ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF). http://www.ultraviol...rn-crab-spider/

Sweetwater, NJ
11 November 2014
Native Species

In 2008 many Misumenops were moved to genus Mecaphesa.
Lehtinen, P. T. & Y. M. Marusik. A redefinition of Misumenops F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900 (Araneae, Thomisidae) and review of the New World species. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 14: 173-198.
  • Misumenops asperatus
  • Thomisus asperatus
  • Misumena rosea
  • Misumena foliata
  • Misumena placida
  • Misumena asperatus
  • Misumessus asperatus
Another gal that caught my glowing eyes. Female Crab spider.
There are at least 3 different species in my bog garden, but they are a tad tricky as they like to move a little (or a lot) when hit with either visible or UV. You would think if an insect could see/detect that glowing blue goo in the pitcher plant, it sure would detect/see this too!

Visible Light: Canon SX50 Unmodified, LED, 1.6 s @ f/8 ISO 80, No Filters.
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UVIVFL: Canon SX50 Unmodified, Blak-Ray B-100AP, 1 s @ f/8 ISO 80, No Filters.
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#2 Mark Jones

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 19:50

wow, that is quite amazing! I think that is the spider that bit Peter Parker?
Peace, Mark Jones, Charlotte, NC, UV amateur photographer.