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House Crab Spider (Philodromus dispar)

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Philodromus dispar is an agile hunter. Both the males and the females reach body lengths of 4-5 mm. They are variable in size and colour. The male is usually very dark even almost black with white edges. The females are yellow-brown. The striking feature of the males are short slightly shining hairs. The females lay their eggs in a cocoon attached to leaves. They guard of the eggs until autumn when the young spiders hatch from the eggs. The spider overwinter in the bark of dead trees.

House Crab Spider House Crab Spider Philodromus dispar

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