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Philodromus dispar

Observed: 19th June 2013 By: PaulChallinorPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Observed in an urban garden South Wales. Not at all sure about the id - all help appreciated.

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Alan Thornhill's picture

Hi Paul

It's certainly a Philodromus, and probably it can be identified to dispar from a photo. But aureolus males are dark (but not black) too so I'm not 100 % sure. See -
http://www.pavouci-cz.eu/Pavouci.php?str=Philodromus_aureolus_2

stevegregory's picture

Checked the link, very enlightening!

Hi Alan

I checked the link, very enlightening! These 'dark' P.aureolus specimens (a difficult group at best) seem to lack such an obvious pale lateral band to the carpace and abdomen as seen in P.dispar (and in this image), but I appreciate your hesitation. Personally, I only have experience of British material. All this considered, I will stand by my agreement (but have been educated).

Many thanks,
Steve