Arachnids of North Carolina
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Mecaphesa asperata - Northern crab spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Thomisidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: old field, bog
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Photo Gallery for Mecaphesa asperata - Northern crab spider

Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wayne Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Jackson Co.
Comment: resting on grass-of-parnassus petal on dripping rockface; elevation 5500'