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

Xysticus chippewa  Gertsch, 1953


Retrolateral tibial apophysis broad, blunt. Ventral tibial apophysis oblique; Tegular apophyses close together. Embolus long, slender.

Prosoma greyish white with brown submedian stripes and margins, a pale area separates stripes from margin. Sternum yellow, suffused with brown. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma creamy white, laterally spotted with brown, ventrally pale yellow, spotted with brown.

Body length male: 4.4 mm

Colouration as in male. Vulva with short spermathecae.

Body length female: 3.6-4.4 mm
Additional information

In fens bogs, flood plains or meadows

  No data
Distribution comment: not in Belarus (Dondale et al. 2006) - not referred by Ivanov (2013)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Northern Europe
Distribution List
Estonia   (Dondale et al., 2006) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Latvia   (Cera, 2018) ||| Sweden   (Dondale et al., 2006; Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

Dondale C D, Kronestedt T, Buckle D J (2006) Confirmation of the presence of Xysticus chippewa in Europe (Araneae, Thomisidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 361-364 pdf

Ivanov V V (2013) The checklist of Belarusian spiders (Arachnida, Araneae). Zoology and Ecology 4: 293-311 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

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

25-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
26-10-2015 Distribution update Detail
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