Bassaniana utahensis
(Utah Crab Spider)

Picture ID 4716

Picture of Bassaniana utahensis (Utah Crab Spider) - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

It was collected from a dead prunis tree branch. It is a Crab spider and I think it is a member of the Bassaniana genus because on profile it has a rather flat carapace (Unlike Xysticus where the carapace is higher towards the front). To my knowledge there are 2 species to contend with in Ontario: B. utahensis and B. versicolor. These spiders can be known by the common name as the Bark Crab Spider. Not sure if there is a way to tell between the 2 species mentioned above. This is one of 3 photos submitted of this spider (2 of 3). see also photo #4714

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