Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   83 species

Xysticus thessalicus  Simon, 1916


Prosoma with cephalic band which has a triangular form with its peak placed posterior and with the two side lines rectilinear towards the eyes. Clypeus with 7 long spines. Chelicerae brown with yellowish pattern. Opisthosoma oval, yellowish pattern with brown spots, sides dark brown, yellowish band around spinnerets.

prosoma length: 2.0 mm, prosoma width: 1.7 mm.

Body length male: 3.5 mm

Anterior median eyes separated by same distance as posterior median eyes. Posterior median eyes smallest. Anterior lateral eyes largest. Triangular, yellowish cephalic band, on dark brown ground. Opisthosoma pale grey, posteriorly rounded, angled anteriorly. Sternum yellowish with brown spots and with large brownish peripheral band.

prosoma length: 3.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.7 mm.

Body length female: 7.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Israel

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10-05-2016 Datasheet update Old value
24-12-2015 Distribution update Old value
23-10-2014 Image insert