Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   29 species

Thanatus formicinus  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Tibial apophysis situated retrolaterally, with broad triangular base. Epigyne with round, sclerotised copulatory opening. Prosoma light brown to light reddish brown. Legs light brown, to light reddish brown. Opisthosoma light brown to light reddish brown.

Body length male: 5.2-7.4 mm
Body length female: 6.9-12 mm
Additional information

In dry and semi-dry meadows and xerothermic forest steppes

Frequency: Frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Records in Azerbaijan are based on misidentifications.
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (European to Far East), Central Asia, China, Japan
overwinter as subadults or adults, i.e. adults appear early in the year (March)
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References

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Updates
27-12-2016 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
12-11-2013 Image insert