Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   51 species

Philodromus buxi  Simon, 1884

Description

Epigyne with longish oval posterior half of median part. Colour very variable, brown or yellowish brown, mostly spotted. Prosoma often with broad, bright median band. Legs yellowish-grey, or brown with dark spots. Opisthosoma with bright median band and often with dark cardiac mark and dark angular spots. Male: often patterned more intensely, sometimes unicoloured dark brown.

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

In sunny places on herbs, bushes and trees.

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Poland: Dziabaszewski (1999), UK: Wilson (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Iran
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
in early summer
Figures
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Luxembourg   (Kreuels et al., 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Braun R (1965) Beitrag zu einer Revision der paläarktischen Arten der Philodromus aureolus-Gruppe (Arach., Araneae). 1. Morphologisch-systematischer Teil. Senckenbergiana Biologica 46: 369-428 pdf

Dziabaszewski A (1999) Pająki. In Ehrnsberger R, Dabert J,  Blaszak C (ed.) Przyroda rezerwatu Słońsk. Wydawnictwo "ACARUS" Poznan, pp. 115-116

Harvey P (2018) Editorial [S.R.S. News. No. 91] [Philodromus buxi]. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 142: 22 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Kielhorn K-H (2016) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Webspinnen und Weberknechte in Berlin und Brandenburg. Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten 17(2): 261-286 pdf

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

Roberts M J (1995) Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

Wilson R (2015) Philodromus buxi and Anyphaena sabina: two new records for the UK. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 132: 17-19 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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