Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   82 species

Xysticus cor  Canestrini, 1873

Description

Male palp with characteristic tegular apophyses. Median apophysis with 2 branches on short shaft. Lateral apophysis horizontal, tip bent upwards. Female palp with robust spines. Tibial apophysis with short shaft and bevelled right-angled terminal part of median apophysis. The other apophysis originates retrolaterally, long and slender in ventral view, small and blunt in lateral view. Embolus slender, borders bulbus belt-like. Epigyne characteristically heart-shaped. Vulva with narrow entrance ducts that are laterally bent and strongly broadened. With broad, large receptacula. Prosoma dark brown to black and contrast-rich bright white or unicoloured brown, with white V- to heart-shaped pattern. Sternum brown, beige or yellow-brown and partly with cream-coloured spots. Chelicerae frontally with one spine on each. Legs I and II brown, legs III and IV slightly darker, partly with cream-coloured spots. Opisthosoma slightly brighter than prosoma (in female grey) with whitish to yellowish margin, 4 white spots that are partly connected by a transverse band. Spinnerets grey.

Body length male: 2.4-3 mm
Body length female: 4.2-4.3 mm
Additional information

Scattered in xerothermic locations

Frequency: rarely collected

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, Turkey, Azores, Iran
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Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Hungary   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
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

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

Jantscher E (2001a) Revision der Krabbenspinnengattung Xysticus C.L. Koch, 1835 (Araneae, Thomisidae) in Zentraleuropa. Dissertation: 1-328 pdf

Ono H, Martens J (2005) Crab spiders of the families Thomisidae and Philodromidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Iran. Acta Arachnologica 53: 109-124 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

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Russell-Smith A (2014) Spiders from the Ionian islands of Kerkyra (Corfu) and Lefkada, Greece (Arachnida: Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 23: 285-300 pdf

Thaler K, Noflatscher M-T (1990) Neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Südtirol (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröffentlichungen des Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck 69: 169-190 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

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