Misumenops nepenthicola

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Misumenops nepenthicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Misumenops
Species: M. nepenthicola
Binomial name
Misumenops nepenthicola
(Pocock, 1898)[1]

Misumena nepenthicola

Misumenops nepenthicola is a species of crab spiders. It lives inside the pitchers of a number of lowland Nepenthes pitcher plants in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. As such, it is classified as a nepenthephile. They are slow-moving spiders which do not actively hunt. Males and females both reach a length of 6 mm.


  1. ^ Pocock, R.I. 1898. Spiders and pitcher plants. Nature 58: 274–275.
  • Clarke, C. 1997. Nepenthes of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, p. 39.