Arachnids of North Carolina
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Tmarus rubromaculatus Keyserling, 1880 - a crab spider

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Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Thomisidae                                                                                 
Online Description/Photos: The prosoma is gray brown. There may be faint radial lines from the fovea. The eyes are set up on tubercles. The clypeus projects forward and, with the forward-oriented chelicerae, gives this genus a distinctive look. The opisthosoma is gray brown to golden brown. A large posteriorly pointing tubercle is on the end. The legs are tan to gray brown and spotted. The markings tend to be larger than those seen in Tmarus angulatus. Otherwise, these species look very similar. Rose, 2022. None on BugGuide or iNaturalist. At this writing, there is one at Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIFTechnical Description: Gertsch, W. J. 1939. A revision of the typical crab spiders (Misumeninae) of America north of Mexico. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 76: 277-442.
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: SC; near lake shore
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