Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   35 species

Thanatus meronensis  Levy, 1977


Prosoma brown to reddish brown with wide, pale median area dorsally. Opisthosoma pale brown with distinct dark median lanceolate mark. Legs uniformly brownish yellow. Palp: Tibia with low, broad, retrolateral apophysis extending mesally to middle of tibia, upper edge of apophysis folds on itself, splitting distally into two pointed spines. Tegulum thick. Embolus thin and slightly curved.

Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.5 mm.


Colouration as in male. Epigyne: Relatively large. Median septum wide, opaque, almost parallel sided. Internal spermathecal organs visible through wide openings. Spermathecae large, close together, with reticulated surface.

Prosoma length: 1.9 mm, prosoma width: 1.9 mm.

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Distribution comment: The record from Azerbaijan is based on a misidentification.
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Israel
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

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

28-09-2016 Datasheet update Detail
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