Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Cozyptila  Lehtinen & Marusik, 2005   3 species

Cozyptila nigristernum  (Dalmas, 1922)

Description
Male

Prosoma, chelicerae and sternum brown, in some specimens prosoma with light median spot, prosoma length: 1.4-4.7 mm. Legs: femur, patella and Tibia brown with white dorso-distal margin. Opisthosoma variegated.

Body length male: 2-3 mm
Female

Colouration lighter than in males. Prosoma with broad light band and 2 yellow sublateral bands. Prosoma length: 1.6 mm.

Body length female: 3.0-4.1 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Ukraine
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Komnenov et al., 2016) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Trotta, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (Marusik et al., 2005c) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Komnenov M, Pitta E, Zografou K, Chatzaki M (2016) Discovering the still unexplored arachnofauna of the National Park of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli, NE Greece: a taxonomic review with description of new species. Zootaxa 4096: 1-66 pdf

Marusik Y M, Lehtinen P T, Kovblyuk M M (2005c) Cozyptila, a new genus of crab spiders (Aranei: Thomisidae: Thomisinae: Coriarachnini) from the western Palaearctic. Arthropoda Selecta 13: 151-163 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Trotta A (2020) Spiders from Molise (Italy): state of knowledge, new faunistic data and taxonomic notes (Arachnida: Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 52: 77-83 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
16-04-2020 Image insert
16-04-2020 Distribution insert Detail
16-04-2020 Distribution update Detail