Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   82 species

Xysticus ovatus  Simon, 1876


Prosoma dark brown on sides, mottled with whitish yellow, whitish yellow median band enclosing a wedge-shaped marking of dark brown colour suffused with whitish yellow and pale brown. Prosoma sometimes reddish. Prosoma length: 2.10-2.34 mm. Legs yellowish brown, marbled and streaked with dark brown. Opisthosoma yellowish white, folium brown with dark brown margin.

Body length male: 4.0-4.6 mm
Body length female: 7.7-8.3 mm
Additional information

Montane grassland, 2300 m a.s.l.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): France
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Jacobs J (1985) Description of the unknown male of Xysticus ovatus Simon from the French Pyrénées (Araneae: Thomisidae). Phegea 13: 121-124 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

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

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