Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Synema  Simon, 1864   9 species

Synema utotchkini  Marusik & Logunov, 1995


Prosoma dark red-brown, with yellowish area around the eyes. Opisthosoma dorsally with yellow transverse bands. Legs dark red-brown, tarsi and metatarsi reddish, basal parts of all segments yellowish. Palp: lateral tibial apopysis with two tips, wide tip of embolus.

Prosoma length: 2.3 mm, prosoma width: 2.2 mm.


Colouration as in males, abdominal pattern yellow or orange or absent. Resembles S. plorator, but larger prosoma and epigyne, as well as different shape of receptacula and ducts.

Prosoma length: 2.1-2.6 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.6 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North Macedonia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Distribution List
North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1995a) The crab spiders of Middle Asia (Aranei, Thomisidae), 2. Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 133-175 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
06-08-2013 Image insert