Subject: White crab spider in Ecuador
Location: Puerto Lopez, Manabi Province, Ecuador
November 27, 2014 7:26 pm
November 25, 2014, which was a clear day in the middle of several overcast days.
This seems to be a spider in the family Thomisidae but I am trying to determine which subfamily. It was on this clothes pin on our clothes line. When I took the pin off of the line, I noticed the spider and dropped it on the deck. That is where it stayed while I took the picture.
Do you know which subfamily it belongs to?
Signature: Emily in Ecuador
To the best of our knowledge, subfamilies in the family Thomisidae are not recognized. Your spider resembles members of the genus Misumena that are known as Flower Spiders and in North America. You can read more about the genus on BugGuide.