Mecaphesa asperata

Common Names: Northern crab spider
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Spiders

Male length approx. 3.3 mm; females approx. 5.5 mm. Dorsum of abdomen off-white with two pairs of longitudinal red bands or rows of spots, sometimes with lateral red band anteriad. Capped V, with the point of the V at the end of the somewhat angular abdomen; legs yellowish or off-white, banded distally red or brown; femora spotted.

Found in plants, often flowers, waiting to ambush prey.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/484130
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