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Species Thanatus vulgaris

Running Crab Spider - Thanatus vulgaris - female Giant Crab Spider - Thanatus vulgaris Thanatus vulgaris - male Thanatus vulgaris - male Thanatus vulgaris Cricket thief - dorsal - Thanatus vulgaris - male Cricket thief - side - Thanatus vulgaris - male Cricket thief - ventral palp - Thanatus vulgaris - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders)
Genus Thanatus
Species vulgaris (Thanatus vulgaris)
Identification
Look for three prolateral spines on femur I.

Voucher specimen:

male
Range
Ohio south to Georgia and west to Idaho, and also California. (1)
Remarks
Often found in cricket shipments.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.