Running Crab Spider
  Philodromus sp.  
Order: Araneae
Family: Philodromidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
Low to the ground and about as wide as it is long. Dull yellow with red markings along the sides. Covered with soft setae.    
Abdomen:    
Dull yellow with red markings. Ovular and elongated with soft setae.    
Legs:    
Laterigrade with two clawed scopulae and claw tufts.    
Size:    
5.0-18.0 mm
   
 
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Plant stems, leaves and sometimes trees
  Range:
    Widespread  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  They do not spin webs as they ambush their prey.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  Philodromous comes from Greek meaning loving the race course.