Specimen 372: Linda Nguyen & Sarah French
Biodiversity Project Information
Location of Collection
Date of Collection
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity
Distinguishing Morphological Features of Order
- Physical features like colors are variable from dull grays, browns and blacks to bright reds, yellows and greens.
- Two body regions: cephalothorax and abdomen
- Cephalothorax has up to eight simple eyes and four pair of legs, divided by a thin segment leading to the abdomen which may have one to four pair of spinnerets (finger-like structures), on the posterior end.
- A pair of appendages near the mouth called pedipalps, either leg-like or bulbous, depending on sex.
Information on the Genus
Philodromus is a genus of philodromid crab spiders.
Spiders in this genus are distinctively flattened.
The more than 250 described species are distributed throughout the Holarctic region, with few species reaching into more southern regions. Some are found in certain parts of Africa, with sporadic species occurring up to Australia. Only one species (P. traviatus) is found in (northern) South America. 16 species occur in Central Europe.
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