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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2023b) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022; Otto & Japoshvili, 2018) |||

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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N A, Kosyan A, Marusik Y M (2023b) New records of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) from Armenia. 1. Ten genera and 20 species of the families Araneidae, Theridiidae and Thomisidae. Euroasian Entomological Journal 22: 141-149 pdf

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