Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   34 species

Thanatus imbecillus  L. Koch, 1878


Sides of the brown-yellow prosoma are black and marmorated, a long band originates from the posterior prosoma slope. Cephalic region with two reddish-brown bands. Opisthosoma elongated, rounded, posteriorly pointed, clay-brownish-yellow, with a black dorsal mark, with a rhomboid mark originating from the basis and not reaching the central part. Venter with four elongated brown lines.


Colour as in male. Epigyne: median plate of the epigyne narrow and in its anterior part cone like narrowed. The form of the epigynal pits is similar to the shape of wrongly paired shoes.

Additional information

On the ground and under stones in phrygana and other dry habitats

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Caucasus, Russia (Europe, Urals), Iran, Central Asia
Distribution List
Armenia   (Zarikian, 2021) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (no 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 (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Logunov D V, Huseynov E F (2008) A faunistic review of the spider family Philodromidae (Aranei) of Azerbaijan. Arthropoda Selecta 17: 117-131 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N (2021) A survey of running crab spiders Philodromidae (Araneae) of Armenia. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum 16: 495-508 pdf

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