Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Psammitis  Menge, 1876   9 species

Psammitis albidus  (Grese, 1909)


Prosoma light brown, mottled with dark brown. Eye field light, median band yellowish white, anteriorly with brown marking. Legs grey-brown, femora with dark dorsal lines. Opisthosoma: dorsum yellowish brown, medially with some darker dots and a small white spot, posteriorly with indistinct chevrons.

Body length male: 4.1 mm

Sides of prosoma brown, broad light greyish brown, anteriorly with brownish marking. Legs light reddish brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum grey-brown with 5 dark sigillae, venter light brown.


Body length female: 4.8-6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Northern Europe, Russia (Europe, Siberia, Far East)
Distribution List
Finland   (Palmgren, 1950) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Tullgren, 1944; Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Almquist S (2006) Swedish Araneae, part 2 – families Dictynidae to Salticidae. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 63: 285-601 pdf

Holm Å (1970) Notes on spiders collected by the "Vega" Expedition 1878-1880. Entomologica Scandinavica 1: 188-208 pdf

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

Kulczyński W (1916) Araneae Sibiriae occidentalis arcticae. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Petrograd (8) 28(11): 1-44 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M (1989) Two new species of the spider genus Xysticus and synonymy of crab spiders (Aranei, Thomisidae, Philodromidae) from Siberia. Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 68(4): 140-145 pdf

Palmgren P (1950) Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens III. Acta Zoologica Fennica 62: 1-43 pdf

Tullgren A (1944) Svensk spindelfauna. 3. Egentiliga spinddlar. Araneae Fam 1-4. Salticidae, Thomisidae, Philodromidae och Eusparassidae. Stockholm (Entomol Fören.): 138 pp. pdf

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

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