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Species Philodromus dispar

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders)
Genus Philodromus
Species dispar (Philodromus dispar)
Explanation of Names
Latin: "unlike, dissimilar, different, unequal"
Identification
Males often overwinter one molt from maturity. See a juvenile male and a mature male below

    juvenile male               mature male
Range
Range is considered from Vancouver and Victoria, BC., WA, ID, OR, and northern CA.
Remarks
This and another European species (Thanatus vulgaris) are relatively recent immigrants.(1)