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Misumenoides

Including around 30 species, this genus is still under research. Scientists know vaguely about the species of this genus. Misumenoides formosipes or white-banded crab spider is the most known species of Misumenoides.

Misumenoides

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Misumenoides annulipesMisumenoides bifissusMisumenoides blandus
Misumenoides carminatusMisumenoides chlorophilusMisumenoides corticatus
Misumenoides crassipesMisumenoides dasysternonMisumenoides decipiens
Misumenoides depressusMisumenoides eximiusMisumenoides formosipes
Misumenoides fusciventrisMisumenoides gerschmanaeMisumenoides illotus
Misumenoides magnusMisumenoides nicoletiMisumenoides nigripes
Misumenoides nigromaculatusMisumenoides parvusMisumenoides paucispinosus
Misumenoides proseniMisumenoides quetzaltocatlMisumenoides roseiceps
Misumenoides rubrithoraxMisumenoides rubronigerMisumenoides rugosus
Misumenoides similisMisumenoides tibialisMisumenoides variegatus
Misumenoides vigilansMisumenoides vulneratus

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are around 0.20-0.60 in (0.50-1.5 cm) and males are 0.10-0.15 in (0.25-0.38 cm).

Scientific Classification

Color: Since all spiders are not well researched, it is not possible to give a generic description, but whatever has been studied, it can be told that female and male spiders are different from each other and while some female spiders are orange and yellow, males are golden.

Other Characteristic Features: In some species,female spiders can change their color according to the surrounding. Some species also have white bands on their body.

Eggs

Eggs are safely deposited inside a silk sac with the mother spider guarding them throughout her life.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings survive on their own and reaches maturity.

The Web

In all probability, the spiders of the genus do not make webs and directly hunt their prey.

Are Spiders of Misumenoides Genus Venomous

There is no proof of being any species of this genus venomous. Possibility of them being venomous is low, but exception can always be there.

Quick Facts

DistributionAmerica
HabitatProbably flowers and gardens
DietHoneybees and skipper butterflies
Lifespan1-3 years

Did You Know

  • The earliest time when a species Misumenoides formosipes of this genus was identified goes back to 1837.

Image Source: Live.staticflickr.com

Including around 30 species, this genus is still under research. Scientists know vaguely about the species of this genus. Misumenoides formosipes or white-banded crab spider is the most known species of Misumenoides.

Misumenoides

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Misumenoides annulipesMisumenoides bifissusMisumenoides blandus
Misumenoides carminatusMisumenoides chlorophilusMisumenoides corticatus
Misumenoides crassipesMisumenoides dasysternonMisumenoides decipiens
Misumenoides depressusMisumenoides eximiusMisumenoides formosipes
Misumenoides fusciventrisMisumenoides gerschmanaeMisumenoides illotus
Misumenoides magnusMisumenoides nicoletiMisumenoides nigripes
Misumenoides nigromaculatusMisumenoides parvusMisumenoides paucispinosus
Misumenoides proseniMisumenoides quetzaltocatlMisumenoides roseiceps
Misumenoides rubrithoraxMisumenoides rubronigerMisumenoides rugosus
Misumenoides similisMisumenoides tibialisMisumenoides variegatus
Misumenoides vigilansMisumenoides vulneratus

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are around 0.20-0.60 in (0.50-1.5 cm) and males are 0.10-0.15 in (0.25-0.38 cm).

Color: Since all spiders are not well researched, it is not possible to give a generic description, but whatever has been studied, it can be told that female and male spiders are different from each other and while some female spiders are orange and yellow, males are golden.

Other Characteristic Features: In some species,female spiders can change their color according to the surrounding. Some species also have white bands on their body.

Eggs

Eggs are safely deposited inside a silk sac with the mother spider guarding them throughout her life.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings survive on their own and reaches maturity.

The Web

In all probability, the spiders of the genus do not make webs and directly hunt their prey.

Are Spiders of Misumenoides Genus Venomous

There is no proof of being any species of this genus venomous. Possibility of them being venomous is low, but exception can always be there.

Quick Facts

DistributionAmerica
HabitatProbably flowers and gardens
DietHoneybees and skipper butterflies
Lifespan1-3 years

Did You Know

  • The earliest time when a species Misumenoides formosipes of this genus was identified goes back to 1837.

Image Source: Live.staticflickr.com

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