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

Thanatus arenarius  L. Koch, 1872

Description

Tibial apophysis retrolateral, flat, slightly bent, two-tailed end. Prosoma red-brown. Legs red-brown. Opisthosoma light brown to ash grey.

Body length male: 4.3-6.2 mm
Body length female: 5.5-8.5 mm
Additional information

Often in dry and semi-dry steppe areas, on sea coasts and salty localities, palaearctically distributed, hibernation as juveniles

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Records in Azerbaijan are based on misidentifications.
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe to Iran
Phenology
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References

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Updates
09-05-2017 Image insert
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value
31-12-2013 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
12-11-2013 Image insert