Crab Spider   (two photos)
Genus Mecaphesa
"Flower Spiders"

crab spider

large legged crab spider
This tiny male Mecaphesa (formerly misidentified as Misumenops) was waiting right by my car door when I got back from
 photographing insects at Garr Ranch. I have to admit that my car does attract a lot of insects--must be something
 about the color white. There is a nice page on Bugguide.net that explains how to tell the difference
 between some of the crab flower spiders.  Carol Davis, 6-19-2009

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