Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Pulchellodromus  Wunderlich, 2012   9 species

Pulchellodromus medius  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)

Description
Male

Tibia I with three pairs of ventral spines. Palp resembles P. ruficapillus, but conductor long and triangular, shape of tibial apophysis different too. Sperm duct loop symmetric, embolus hidden in ventral view, its very tip sometimes visible, embolar base membraneous.

Prosoma length: 1.2-1.4 mm.

Female

Tibia I with three pairs of ventral spines. Epigyne resembles P. ruficapillus and P. pulchellus, but with narrow keel of median septum and copulatory ducts as long as diameter of receptacula. Epigynum with lateral grooves, median septum elevated. Glandular heads globular.

Prosoma length: 1.4-1.7 mm

Additional information

Sub-Mediterranean forests with Pistacia mutica, Quercus pubescens, meadow steppes, steppes, abandoned fields, semi-deserts with Artemisia, mountain stony steppes.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean to Caucasus
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References

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

Kastrygina Z A, Kovblyuk M M (2014) The spider genus Pulchellodromus Wunderlich, 2012 in the Crimea (Aranei: Philodromidae). Arthropoda Selecta 23: 279-283

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

Muster C, Bosmans R, Thaler K (2007) The Philodromus pulchellus-group in the Mediterranean: taxonomic revision, phylogenetic analysis and biogeography (Araneae: Philodromidae). Invertebr Syst 21: 39-72

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
11-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
04-11-2014 Distribution update Old value