Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   106 species

Xysticus caperatus  Simon, 1875

Description
Male

Prosoma and proximal joints of legs deep brown. Opisthosoma with dark brown pattern surrounded by white margins. Palp large. Median apophysis short, cone-like, widely separated from tegular apophysis.

Prosoma length: 2.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.4 mm.

Female

Prosoma light brown veined with yellow. Opisthosoma light brown with scattered dark brown markings. Epigyne: large membraneous twisted folds along central hood-like structure. Spermathecae dorsal.

Prosoma length: 2.8-3.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.5-3.0 mm.

Body length female: 8.1 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean, Turkey, Ukrain, Russia (Caucasus)
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References

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

Updates
25-04-2015 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value