Thanatus vulgaris  Simon, 1870
Main synonym = Thanatus torelli    O.P.-Cambridge, 1872
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Philodromidae
Running Crab Spider, Cricket Thief Spider     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
This spider prefers dry, warm conditions and as a result can sometimes be found in homes. In the wild it inhabits dry steppes. It is known as Cricket Thief Spider as it is often found amongst store-bought crickets used as pet food.

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