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In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual tendencies toward senescence and death. See also entries under instinct Compare: eros.
[G. death]
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Furthermore, some other hunting spiders, such as Philaeus chrysops (Poda 1761), Ozyptila tricoloripes Strand 1913, Thanatus kitabensis Charitonov 1946 and Drassodes lapidosus (Walckenaer 1802), were repeatedly seen feeding on harvestmen in this microhabitat.
Eastern X X pernix) Thanatus formicinus (Clerck) Northern X X Thanatus rubicellus Mello-Leitao Northern X Tibellus duttoni (Hentz) Eastern X X Tibellus maritimus (Menge) Northern X X Tibellus oblongus (Walckenaer) Throughout X X Pholcidae Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin) Introduced X X Spermophora senoculata (Duges) (S.
Among genera, the most rich in circum-Holarctic species are Micaria (5), Thanatus (5) and Theridion (6).