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

Xysticus caspicus  Utochkin, 1968


Male unknown.


Epigyne with two shallow openings situated at a distance from the epigastric region. Prosoma 2.65 mm long, 2.5 mm wide; surface yellow-brown with yellow median band extending from the eye region to the petiolus. Anterior part of median band with brownish yellow pentagonal spot and posterior part yellow. Carapace sides brownish yellow with marmoration and brown spots in the rear. Eye field yellow, medium eye tubercles slightly darkened; medium-eye rectangle wider than long. Clypeus with 7 bristles. Sternum yellow with large brown spots. Opisthosoma with gray-brown dorsum and grayish-yellow venter and sides. Dorsum pattern blurred and barely noticable.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Russia (Europe to Central Asia), Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) |||

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Utochkin A S (1968) Pauki roda Xysticus faunii SSSR (Opredelitel'). Ed. Univ. Perm, 73 pp. pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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