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Genus Philodromus

Small Spider - Philodromus Spider  - Philodromus exilis Crab spider - Philodromus Male Philodromidae - Philodromus - male Adult Male - Philodromus vulgaris - male Spider ID - Philodromus Philodromus ? - Philodromus minutus - male Philodromus? - Philodromus - female
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
Numbers
55 species in our region, according to Dondale chapter in Spiders of North America (1)
Identification
2nd leg clearly less than two times longer than the 1st leg.



Anterior median and lateral eyes are about the same size. Distance between the 2 posterior median eyes greater than the distance between posterior median and lateral eyes.
Remarks
P. rodecki vs. P. rufus - The Moldenke et al. Forest Service key to arboreal spiders (PDF) says: "Keying out with P. rufus is the infrequent P. rodecki, found at the western edge of the Great Basin; the abdominal dorsum of P. rodecki is covered with patches of orange pubescence interspersed with dark, round punctations"
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.