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

Xysticus ibex  Simon, 1875


Male palp with uniformly slender, hook-shaped median tegular apophysis, lateral tegular apophysis appearing flat. Tibial apophysis bipartite, compact and blunt, one originating ventrally, the other retrolaterally. Prosoma bright, brown and very bright respectively, with V-shaped, long, narrow, cream pattern. Eyes with black background with cream eye band. Sternum bright yellow-brown or colourless respectively (paled) with bristles on margin. Legs yellow-brown to brown, dorsal longitudinal stripes visible. Femur ventrally with bright longitudinal line. Opisthosoma bright yellow-beige (can be paled) with white margin and light grey leaf-pattern, with 5 sigilla.

Body length male: 2.6-3.2 mm
Body length female: 5.5 mm

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): France, Spain
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Breitling R (2018) Eric Duffey's spider collection in the Manchester Museum – an update. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 141: 5-9 pdf

Jantscher E (2001a) Revision der Krabbenspinnengattung Xysticus C.L. Koch, 1835 (Araneae, Thomisidae) in Zentraleuropa. Dissertation: 1-328 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

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

Urones C (1985) Aportaciones al conocimiento de la distribución de los Thomisidae (Araneae) en la Península Ibérica. Actas Congreso Ibérico de Entomología, León 2: 449-458 pdf

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

16-04-2018 Image insert
25-06-2013 Distribution update Detail