Mecaphesa celer

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Mecaphesa celer
Misumenops celer.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Mecaphesa
M. celer
Binomial name
Mecaphesa celer
(Hentz, 1847)

Mecaphesa celer, known generally as the swift crab spider, is a species of crab spider in the family Thomisidae. Its range is quite large, and it is found throughout much of North and Central America.[1][2]

This species was formerly a member of the genus Misumenops, and was recently moved to Mecaphesa.[1][3]

Swift crab spider, Mecaphesa celer


These three subspecies belong to the species Mecaphesa celer:

  • Mecaphesa celer celer (Hentz, 1847) i g
  • Mecaphesa celer olivacea (Franganillo, 1930) i c g
  • Mecaphesa celer punctata (Franganillo, 1926) i c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[4] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[2] b =[6]


  1. ^ a b "NMBE World Spider Catalog, Mecaphesa celer". Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  2. ^ a b "Mecaphesa celer". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ Lehtinen, P. T.; Marusik, Y. M. (2008). "A redefinition of Misumenops F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900 (Araneae, Thomisidae) and review of the New World species". Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society. 14: 173–198.
  4. ^ "Mecaphesa celer Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  5. ^ "Mecaphesa celer species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  6. ^ "Mecaphesa celer Species Information". Retrieved 2018-05-06.

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Richard J.; Manolis, Timothy D. (2014). Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States (California Natural History Guides). University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520276611.
  • Bradley, Richard A. (2012). Common Spiders of North America. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520274884.
  • Foelix, Rainer F. (2010). Biology of Spiders (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199734825.
  • Jackman, John A. (2002). A Field Guide to Spiders and Scorpions of Texas. Gulf Publishing. ISBN 978-0877192640.
  • Milne, Lorus; Milne, Margery (1980). National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders. Knopf.
  • Ubick, D.; Paquin, P.; Cushing, P.E.; Roth, V., eds. (2005). Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual. American Arachnological Society. ISBN 978-0977143900.
  • Wheeler, W.C.; Coddington, J.A.; Crowley, L.M.; Dimitrov, D.; et al. (2016). "The spider tree of life: phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling". Cladistics. 33 (6): 576–616. doi:10.1111/cla.12182.

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