Turf Running-spider

Philodromus cespitum

Turf Running-spider (Philodromus cespitum)

Also called the ‘Running Crab Spider’, this is a pale beige coloured spider with brownish markings which can be variable. Body length up to 6mm.

It feeds on small insects.

Mainly seen spring to summer. Found on low vegetation like bushes and the low boughs of trees. A common and widespread species throughout Britain.

Photograph of Turf Running-spider (Philodromus cespitum) female taken June 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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