Thanatus flavidus

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Thanatus flavidus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Philodromidae
Genus: Thanatus
T. flavidus
Binomial name
Thanatus flavidus
E. Simon, 1875[1]

Thanatus flavidus is a spider of the family Philodromidae and genus Thanatus that lives in Greece, Russia and Ukraine. It has been noted for hunting bedbugs.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Norman I. Platnick. "Thanatus flavidus". The World Spider Catalog. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Medicine: Bedbug Hunters". Time. 1929-09-09. Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Original version, while available, requires subscription, archived copy does not. (Thanatus is misspelled Thanatos in the article.)
  • Lorando, N. T. (1929). "A biological method of destroying bedbugs". Scientific Monthly. 29 (3): 265–68. Bibcode:1929SciMo..29..265L.