Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   38 species

Philodromus praedatus  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871

Description

Ventral tibial apophysis distally grooved. Epigyne with largest width of median part at epigastric furrow. Very variable in colour, brown or yellowish brown, mostly spotted. Males often patterned more intensely, sometimes unicoloured dark brown. Prosoma often with broad light median band, spotted laterally. Legs yellowish-grey, or brown with dark spots. Opisthosoma with light median band, often with dark cardiac mark.

Body length male: 3.5-5 mm
Body length female: 4-7 mm
Additional information

In sunny or shady places on herbs, shrubs and trees

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Azerbaijan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
03-12-2013 Image insert
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