Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   38 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: Record from France doubtful, see Muster & Thaler (2004: 320)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Croatia, Greece, Turkey

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

17-12-2013 Datasheet update Old value
26-11-2013 Image insert