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Misumenops

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Araneae
Scientific name  Misumenops
Higher classification  Thomisidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Thomisidae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Misumenoides, Flower crab spider, Diaea

Misumenops feeding cucumber beetle


Misumenops is a common genus of crab spider with more than 100 described species.

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Misumenops japonicus


Distribution

Most species of this genus occur in the Americas from Canada to Argentina, with only a few exceptions:

Misumenops Misumenops Misumessus oblongus BugGuideNet
  • Sixteen species are found on Hawaii, one (M. dalmasi) on the Marquesas Islands, one M. melloloitaoi on Tahiti, and one M. rapaensis on Easter Island.
  • Three species (M. forcatus, M. xiushanensis and M. zhangmuensis) occur in China, M. armatus in Central Asia, M. turanicus in Uzbekistan, M. khandalaensis in India, M. morrisi on the Philippines, M. nepenthicola in Singapore and Borneo.
  • M. rubrodecoratus occurs in Africa, M. decolor only in Ethiopia.
  • Name

    Misumenops Misumenops asperatus Mecaphesa BugGuideNet

    The genus name is derived from the related crab spider genus Misumena and the Greek ending ops "looks like". This ending is often used to denote closely related or similar looking genera.

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    References

    Misumenops Wikipedia


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