Mecaphesa

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Picture of Mecaphesa - Dorsal

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Misumenoides formosipes - Whitebanded Crab Spider

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Hi, they have similar markings, but the eye arrangement is different. Yours looks like genus Mecaphesa, which has eyes facing front, back, sideways, and diagonal. That is so cool! There are at least 20 species in continental USA. My best guess from a photo is Mecaphesa celer. In college zoology classes we were taught that the directions an amimals eyes face indicate its place in the food chain. Predators have the best vision and the eyes face the direction the predator will move to chase prey. Our eyes are predator eyes, we move toward the prey. Predators generally have front-facing… Read more »

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