Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Ozyptila  Simon, 1864   49 species

Ozyptila arctica  Kulczyński, 1908


Colouration as in males.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm

Prosoma yellowish brown, mottled with yellow, white and brown, with light yellowish median band. Chelicerae yellowish brown with yellowish white spots. Sternum yellowish brown, margin darker. Legs yellow-brown with brown spots. Opisthosoma: dorsum yellowish brown, mottled with dark brown, venter lighter (Almquist 2006).

Body length female: 3-4 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Norway: Aakra & Hauge (2003) sub O. rauda, see Marusik (2008)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Marusik, 2008; Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (Marusik, 2008) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001; Almquist, 2006) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Almquist S (2006) Swedish Araneae, part 2 – families Dictynidae to Salticidae. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 63: 285-601 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M (2008) Synopsis of the Ozyptila rauda-group (Araneae, Thomisidae), with revalidation of Ozyptila balkarica Ovtsharenko, 1979. Zootaxa 1909: 52-64 pdf

Roberts M J (1995) Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

27-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
02-10-2018 Image insert
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