Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Ozyptila  Simon, 1864   47 species

Ozyptila lugubris  (Kroneberg, 1875)


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

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

Body length female: 5.5-8.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to West Siberia), Kazakhstan, Iran, Central Asia

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01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
06-08-2013 Datasheet update Old value
06-08-2013 Image insert