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

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) |||

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

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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. 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

Werjbitzky E (1902) O paoukach Kawkazskago kraia [Оп the spiders of the Caucasian Province]. De Araneis regionis Caucasicae. Zapiski Kiewskago Obtchiestwa Iestiestwoispytatelei 17: 461-504 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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