Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   38 species

Philodromus aureolus  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Lateral tibial apophysis pointed in ventral view. Epigyne with ± circular posterior half of median part. Prosoma often with broad bright median band, unicoloured laterally. Legs yellowish grey or brown with dark spots. Opisthosoma very variably coloured, brown or yellowish brown, mostly spotted. With bright median band and often with dark cardiac mark that reaches the second pair of sigilla, and with dark chevrons. Male often patterned more intensely, sometimes unicoloured dark brown.

Body length male: 3.5-6.5 mm
Body length female: 4-8.5 mm
Additional information

in sunny places on herbs, bushes and trees

Frequency: Very frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Records from Azerbaijan are based on misidentifications.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Central Asia and Middle Siberia), Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Phenology
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References

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Updates
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10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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