Thanatus

Thanatus is a genus of spiders in the family Philodromidae. Thanatus spiders have been sighted 9 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Thanatus includes 4 countries and 4 states in the United States. Thanatus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Philodromidae
  • Genus: Thanatus

Author

Carl Ludwig Koch, 1837

Sightings Overview

There have been 9 confirmed sightings of Thanatus, with the most recent sighting submitted on August 31, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 9 sightings because of certain Thanatus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Thanatus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 9)
  • Sex: 3 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Thanatus has been sighted 8 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Ground layer (2). Under rock or debris (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Thanatus has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Thanatus has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, Wyoming.

Seasonality

Thanatus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 1
  • February: 1
  • March:
  • April: 2
  • May: 4
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:


Thanatus Species


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Picture of Thanatus spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Thanatus spp. - Female - Dorsal,Egg Sacs Enlarge Picture
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