Thanatus coloradensis (Keyserling, 1880)

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Description of Thanatus coloradensis

Physical Characteristics

Female 8 mm.
Abdomen light brown with a clear, black cardiac mark which is surrounded by a thin white border. In the centre at the rear a darker area on both sides with two thin, black, curved lines.
Carapace dark brown with a light median band and a light band along the sides.
Legs light brown with a few black spots.
Palps light brown.

Male 6 to 6.5 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but much darker coloured.


Mainly in alpine meadows above 2,000 m. At this height the only Thanatus -species.


Common in mountainous areas in Southern Europe.