Autor Thema: Spider on the sand => Thanatus sp.  (Gelesen 127 mal)

Raffaele Falato

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Spider on the sand => Thanatus sp.
« am: 2020-07-23 19:01:15 »
Gorgoglione, Province of Matera, Basilicata, southern Italy.

Discovery date: May 13, 11:30 am.
Habitat: 500 m - on the sand between pebbles and dry bushes, a few meters from the bank of a stream.
Dimensions: about 6 mm.

Hello,
I believe that this specimen of Philodromidae belongs to the genus Thanatus, but I cannot determine the species and the sex.
Can you help me?
Thank you.
Raf

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« Letzte Änderung: 2020-07-24 21:10:17 von Katja Duske »

Simeon Indzhov

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Re: Spider on the sand
« Antwort #1 am: 2020-07-23 21:45:25 »
Thanatus is notoriously difficult to identify based on habitus (but I agree it is Thanatus and not Rhysodromus). Seems female which means I cannot tell if it is adult.
Simeon

Raffaele Falato

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Re: Spider on the sand
« Antwort #2 am: 2020-07-23 23:34:57 »
Too bad, I thought that the characteristic pattern could help in identification.
On the "river" habitat no reference on the wiki.

Thanks Simeon.

Raf