Philodromus albidus

Description

Males 3.1 to 3.8 mm; Females 4 to 5.4 mm. Prosoma with orange-brown lateral stripes. Opisthosoma yellowish with bright chevrons. Legs pale, greenish.

Similar Species

Other Philodromus species. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Confirmation of this species: "Requires examination at high magnification in good lighting, typically examination of the genitalia." Bee, L., Oxford, G., & Smith, H. (2020). Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide. Second Edition. Princeton University Press.

Habitat

Usually found in woodland or hedgerows on the lower branches of broad-leaved trees such as oak at the edge of clearings or rides.

When to see it

Adults found from May to July with a peak in June.

UK Status

Mostly confined to south-east England but probably spreading north west.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland

Further Information

http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/portal.php/p/Summary/s/Philodromus+albidus

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