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

Xysticus siciliensis  Wunderlich, 1995


Pedipalp: ventral tibial apophysis with membranous part. Body colouration generally dark brown, with conspicuous white spots. Prosoma medially with white forked spot.

Body length male: 2.85 mm

Prosoma dark brown with a light median band. In the median band an almost white, V-shaped marking and two dark brown spots connected to the lateral darker parts. Eye region suffused with darker lines, an almost white eye band present. Clypeus almost white, suffused with small grey spots. Chelicerae basally greyish brown, apically light brown with reddish brown spots, in between almost white. Sternum dark brown with irregular white and brown spots. Legs light brown with numerous white patches and dark brown spots. Opisthosoma cream coloured with a darker grey folium with lighter grey triangular markings. Darker spots present in the darker grey part of the folium.

Prosoma length 2.13 mm, prosoma width 2.00 mm.

Body length female: 5.13 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van (2016) On some spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Basilicata and Calabria, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 25-44 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) 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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