Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   78 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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Russia (Europe to Central Asia), Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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 (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Utochkin A S (1968) Pauki roda Xysticus faunii SSSR (Opredelitel') Ed. Univ. Perm: 1-73 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

25-05-2015 Datasheet update Old value
25-05-2015 Image insert