Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   82 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 2021): Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Israel
Distribution List
Albania   (van Helsdingen & IJland, 2015) ||| Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| Croatia   (Wunderlich, 1995b) ||| Greece   (Wunderlich, 1995b) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Azarkina G N, Logunov D V (2001) Separation and distribution of Xysticus cristatus (Clerck, 1758) and X. audax (Schrank, 1803) in eastern Eurasia, with description of a new species from the mountains of central Asia (Aranei: Thomisidae). Arthropoda Selecta 9: 133-150 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2015) A quick scan of the spider fauna in the surroundings of Përmet, Albania (Arachnida, Araneae) - preliminary report. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 35: 15-33 pdf

Lecigne S (2011) Inventaire aranéologique dans la Province d’Izmir (Turquie) (Arachnida, Araneae). Le bulletin d'Arthropoda 46: 5-83 pdf

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1995b) Zur Kenntnis west-paläarktischer Arten der Gattungen Psammitis Menge 1875, Xysticus C. L. Koch 1835 und Ozyptila Simon 1864 (Arachnida: Araneae: Thomisidae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 749-774 pdf

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