Arachnids of North Carolina
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Misumenoides formosipes - Whitebanded crab spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Thomisidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIF
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
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; often on flowers
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Photo Gallery for Misumenoides formosipes - Whitebanded crab spider

Recorded by: Nora Murdock
Henderson Co.
Comment: On ironweed flowers (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Recorded by: Nora Murdock
Henderson Co.
Comment: On ironweed flowers (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Recorded by: R. Browder
Surry Co.
Comment: PIMO - Seen on downy lobelia flower. @ -80.471196, 36.347365
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. along roadside on Loop Rd. near overlook. Both female.
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. along roadside on Loop Rd. near overlook. Both female.
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Sampson Co.
Comment: On flowers of climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens) growing on the edge of a tractor path in front of my mothers home.
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Sampson Co.
Comment: On flowers of climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens) growing on the edge of a tractor path in front of my mothers home.
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Sampson Co.
Comment: On flowers of climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens) growing on the edge of a tractor path in front of my mothers home.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
Comment: I submitted this record with the wrong voucher just a moment ago. This record has the correct voucher. The other record had a voucher from the same species already submitted.
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - sound side residence yard @ -76.682447, 34.696099
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Granville Co.
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Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: In situ photos
Recorded by: Brian Wagner
Cumberland Co.
Comment: Found on car window, taken to D. ZEPP for ID. Posed on Betula sapling for ex situ photos, then released.
Recorded by: Brian Wagner
Cumberland Co.
Comment: Found on car window, taken to D. ZEPP for ID. Posed on Betula sapling for ex situ photos, then released.
Recorded by: Brian Wagner
Cumberland Co.
Comment: Found on car window, taken to D. ZEPP for ID. Posed on Betula sapling for ex situ photos, then released.
Recorded by: Mark Shields
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Summit rocks
Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
Comment: crab spider captured a fiery skipper!
Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
Comment: crab spider captured a fiery skipper!
Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Canoe rental area.
Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Canoe rental area.
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Male
Recorded by: E. Corey and C. Dykstra
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - Swept up in Longleaf Pine field
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - Obs. ranger 2's residence. @ -76.901464, 35.480015
Recorded by: Newman,Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Fort moat pond dike
Recorded by: Newman,Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Fort moat pond dike
Recorded by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW - Behind maintenance building, on passionflower
Recorded by: S. Williams
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW - Forest Line
Recorded by: Jane Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - across from the park entrance off of Highway 158
Recorded by: K. Bischof
McDowell Co.
Comment: LAJA - Obs. ranger residence - 3193. Found waiting on prey on swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnate.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Onslow Co.
Comment: HABE - Mainland
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. at the overlook along the loop rd.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
Comment: Feeding on a Red-spotted Purple; was perched on the leaves of Phlox maculata in our native plant garden.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
Comment: Feeding on a Red-spotted Purple; was perched on the leaves of Phlox maculata in our native plant garden.