Thanatus vulgaris Simon, 1870 - ein Weltenbummler (Araneae: Philodromidae). Mit Anmerkungen zur Terminologie der weiblichen Genitalien
Thanatus vulgaris Simon, 1870 - a world traveller (Araneae: Philodromidae). With comments to the terminology of female genitalia
Specimens of T. vulgaris were recently introduced in Germany with cricket boxes from southern United States. The species has been sent within Germany with post packages to different pet dealers. These samples represent probably the first confirmed records of T. vulgaris for Germany. Further observation could show, whether the populations are stabile in synanthropic habitats, especially inside bulidings. Female genitalia are illustrated. One structure is recognized as a glandular part of the spermathecae. Terminology of female genitalia is given in comparison of terms used in the past by different authors.
Thanatus vulgaris; Germany; import; female genitalia