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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018

Location: Okeechobee, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

I am a spider in the genus Mecaphesa
In this genus, there are 52 types.
Some, like me, have the common name "flower spider"
And are hairy with a few red stripes.

(Just to clarify, this is a flower spider, but there are a few spiders in the genus Mecaphesa who go by that common name, and I was not able to ID this positively further than that genus as they all appear very similar.)

Sources: Bugguide.net - Flower Crab Spiders

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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