Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Pistius  Simon, 1875   2 species

Pistius truncatus  (Pallas, 1772)


Prosoma brown, dorsally with bright spots. Males darker than females. Opisthosoma brown, ± triangular, angularly elongated on both sides in posterior part.

Body length male: 5 mm
Body length female: 8-9 mm
Additional information

On bushes, preferably in forest edges

Frequency: Not frequent, widely distributed

  No data
Distribution comment: Not listeted in Koponen & Fritzén (2013) for Finland, therefore deleted.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Iran, China, Japan

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17-05-2016 Distribution update Old value
24-12-2015 Distribution update Old value
29-04-2014 Image insert