Thanatus formicinus Philodromidae

Missoula, MT
May 13, 2014
Robert Niese

Thanatus formicinus literally translates to “ant-like death spider.” Fortunately, these large, agile spiders do not live up to their names and are completely incapable of killing anything larger than a nickel. Look for them along dry, rocky river beds or open talus slopes.

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