Philodromidae  Thorell, 1869 / Philodromus  Walckenaer, 1826   56 species

Philodromus musteri  Lecigne & Oger, 2020


Colour: prosoma orange-brown, opisthosoma densely covered with metallic hairs; at the front, two tufts of long white hairs.

Pedipalp: tibial apophyses: VTA, trapeziform, its distal margin oblique; ITA short but broad-based and clearly rounded distally, tapered in retro-ventrolateral view; RTA robust, pointing outwards, distally truncated, the ventral and dorsal borders straight. Cymbium asymmetrical, markedly widened prolaterally; cymbial process moderately protruding as a transparent, rounded lamella. Tegulum, subcircular, prolateral side with projection, visible in ventroprolateral view; retrolateral tegular projection barely developed; intertegular retinaculum discreet, visible in ventro-retrolateral view. Descending part of sperm duct loop pointing to retrolateral corner of cymbium. Embolus, sickle-shaped, regularly curved, embolar base weakly thickened on its inner side, originating near mid-half of tegulum.

Body length male: 6 mm
Additional information

Habitat : undergrowth of pine forest (in branches of holly)

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Turkey
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Turkey (Asia)   (Lecigne & Oger, 2020) |||

Lecigne S, Oger P (2020) Philodromus musteri spec. nov. of the Philodromus aureolus group from Turkey (Araneae: Philodromidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 60: 30-33 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

27-09-2020 Datasheet update Detail
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