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Philodromus aureolus (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Philodromus aureolus

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles Philodromus cespitum and Philodromus collinus, but the markings of the female are less clear.

Female 4 to 8 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown to brown with a faint cardiac mark and an unclear pattern of white stripes and spots. Edges darker.
Carapax dark brown to dark grey-brown with a light median band.
Legs and palps orange brown to grey-brown with light annulations.

Male 3.5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen brown to dark brown with a metallic shine, which is most apparent in the darker varieties. Along the sides and on top in front of the spinnerets some white spots.
Carapace brown to dark brown with a metallic shine, which is most apparent visible in the darker varieties, and a narrow white band around.
Legs brown with a metallic shine and black spines.
Palps brown with a metallic shine and almost black tarsi.

Habitat

On sunny places in trees, shrubs and plants.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe.

Period

Spring and summer.