Philodromus dispar (Walckenaer, 1826)

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Description of Philodromus dispar

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown to orange-brown with white sides and a faint light pattern along the slightly darker cardiac mark.
Carapace yellow-brown to orange-brown with a lighter median band and behind the eyes a broad, pale yellow V-shaped band from which the tip points towards the abdomen. Along the sides a narrow white band.
Legs yellow-brown to orange-brown with a few black spines on the femora and slightly darker to the ends.
Palps yellow-brown to orange-brown.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen black with a white band around and some white hairs on the front.
Carapace black with a white band around.
Legs light brown with black spines.
Palps light brown with black spines and black tarsi.


On sunny places in low vegetation, shrubs and trees.


Occurs in the whole of Europe, but not common.


Spring and summer.