Explanation of Names
From Greek philodromos (φιλοδρομος)- "lover of the race/course"
96 species in 5 genera in our region (1)
. The majority of the species are in the large genus Philodromus
Philodromids tend to have the second pair of legs significantly longer than the first pair, which distinguishes them from the similar Thomisid crab spiders. In addition, thomisids have third and fourth legs that are shorter and more slender than the first two pairs of legs, while philodromid legs are subequal in length.