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Species Philodromus dispar

Running Crab Spider - Philodromus dispar - male probably dispar - Philodromus dispar - female running crab spider - Philodromus dispar running crab spider - Philodromus dispar - male Luthario, The black male spider - Philodromus dispar - male Luthario, The black male spider - Philodromus dispar - male Spider - Philodromus dispar - male who's this guy - Philodromus dispar - male
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)