Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   51 species

Philodromus lunatus  Muster & Thaler, 2004


Prosoma yellow- to orange-brown, usually with V-shaped spot behind the eyes. Sternum and legs uniformly pale yellowish brown. Legs with numerous spots (can be absent in some specimens). Opisthosoma densely covered with metallic gold and grey hairs forming the dorsal pattern consisting of a cardiac mark and angular lines.

Body length male: 3.2-3.9 mm

Prosoma additionally with a pronounced whitish median band, and darker lateral parts. Colouration otherwise as in males.

Body length female: 3.9-5.4 mm
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Distribution comment: France: Record is doubtful, therefor removed (see Muster & Thaler 2004: 320)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Croatia, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
Distribution List
Albania   (Kůrka et al., 2020) ||| Croatia   (Muster & Thaler, 2004) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Muster & Thaler, 2004) ||| Greece / Crete   (Muster & Thaler, 2004) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019; Muster & Thaler, 2004) |||

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at pdf

Kůrka A, Naumova M, Indzhov S, Deltshev C (2020) New faunistic and taxonomic data on the spider fauna of Albania (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 8-21 pdf

Muster C, Thaler K (2004) New species and records of Mediterranean Philodromidae (Arachnida, Araneae): I. Philodromus aureolus group. In Thaler, K. (ed.), Diversität und Biologie von Webspinnen, Skorpionen und anderen Spinnentieren. Denisia 12: 305-326 pdf

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

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