(Flower Crab Spiders)

Misumena, commonly known as Flower Crab Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Thomisidae. Misumena spiders have been sighted 35 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Misumena includes 4 countries and 11 states in the United States. Misumena is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Thomisidae
  • Genus: Misumena

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Flower Crab Spiders

Other Common Names

Crab Spiders


Pierre André Latreille, 1804

Sightings Overview

There have been 35 confirmed sightings of Misumena (Flower Crab Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 17, 2019 by Spider ID member j_staff99. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 35 sightings because of certain Misumena sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 24% of the time, Misumena spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 34)
  • Sex: 9 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Misumena has been sighted 35 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). On flower (24). Low foliage (6). High foliage (2). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Misumena (Flower Crab Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States.

Misumena has also been sighted in the following states: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.


Misumena has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April: 3
  • May: 12
  • June: 6
  • July: 4
  • August: 6
  • September: 2
  • October:
  • November:
  • December: 1

Misumena Species