Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   38 species

Philodromus cespitum  (Walckenaer, 1802)

Description

Body colour very variable, brown or yellowish brown, mostly spotted. Males often patterned more intensely, sometimes unicoloured dark brown. 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.

Body length male: 3.5-5.0 mm
Body length female: 5.3 mm
Additional information

At 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): North America, Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
30-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
19-07-2016 Image insert
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
03-12-2013 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value