Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Ozyptila  Simon, 1864   49 species

Ozyptila tuberosa  (Thorell, 1875)

Description
Male

Colouration variable. Prosoma dark red-brown or brown. Eye field white or red-brown, with white eye tubercles. Sternum, labium and maxillae dark red-brown or cream-coloured with red-brown spots. Legs: femora and patella I red-brown with white spots dorsally, femora I-IV with red-brown annulation, tarsi and metatarsi cream-coloured. Opisthosoma: dorsum white with red-brown triangular spot, venter white or red-brown. Spinnerets white or red-brown.

Body length male: 4.5-4.7 mm
Female

Body sandy-grey. Legs with a red-brown hue.

Body length female: 5.5-8.7 mm
Additional information

Removed from the synonym of Ozyptila lugubris (Kroneberg, 1875).

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Bulgaria needs to be confirmed (Marusik & Mikhailov 2021)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Caucasus, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria?
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Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Demir & Seyyar, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (Marusik & Mikhailov, 2021) |||
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

Demir H, Seyyar O (2020) A new record of Ozyptila lugubris (Kroneberg, 1875) (Araneae: Thomisidae) from Turkey. Serket 17: 227-229 pdf

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1990) The crab spiders of Middle Asia, USSR (Aranei, Thomisidae). 1. Descriptions and notes on distribution of some species. Korean Arachnology 6: 31-62 pdf

Marusik Y M, Mikhailov K G (2021) Revalidation of Xysticus tuberosus Thorell, 1875 (Aranei: Thomisidae) with notes on the related species. Arthropoda Selecta 30: 119-124 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Polchaninova N, Gnelitsa V, Terekhova V, Iosypchuk A (2021) New and rare spider species (Arachnida, Araneae) from Ukraine. Zoodiversity 55: 95-112 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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