Thanatus flavidus

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Thanatus flavidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Philodromidae
Genus: Thanatus
Species: 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]

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  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.  Note that Thanatus is misspelled Thanatos in the article.