Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   83 species

Xysticus kulczynskii  Werjbitzky, 1902


Prosoma yellow-brown, with a wide brownish median band and a V-shaped sign. Prosoma length: 2.05 mm, prosoma width: 1.95 mm. Sternum yellow, with numerous brown dots. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark brown, with a fir-tree-shaped median band, venter dark brown with white patches.


Prosoma length: 2.80 mm, prosoma width: 2.75 mm. Colouration as in males, somewhat lighter.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female

Logunov D V, Marusik Y M, Koponen S (2002) Redescription of a poorly known spider species, Xysticus kulczynskii Wierzbicki 1902 (Araneae: Thomisidae). Acta arachn Tokyo 51: 99-104

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

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Otto S, Japoshvili G (2018) The spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Lagodekhi Reserve, Georgia: faunistic results of a transect study and an updated checklist. Arachnology 17: 375-391 pdf

Wierzbicki E (1902) O paoukach Kawkazskago kraia. De Araneis regionis Caucasicae. Zap Kiew obtch iest 17: 461-504

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

24-07-2018 Distribution update Old value
03-12-2013 Datasheet update Old value
03-12-2013 Image insert