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

Xysticus xerodermus  Strand, 1913

Description
Male

Prosoma red-brown, with a brown wedge-shaped marking enclosed by a yellowish median band. Prosoma length: 2.1-2.5 mm. Legs brown, mottled with white. Opisthosoma pale brown, dorsum with brown, dentate median band.

Body length male: 4.3-5.4 mm
Female

Colouration as in males, except opisthosoma: dorsal median band hardly visible. Prosoma length: 2.6-3.2 mm.

Body length female: 5.9-9.6 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Turkey, Israel, Iran
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||
References

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Levy G (1976) The spider genus Xysticus (Araneae: Thomisidae) in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 25: 1-37 pdf

Logunov D V, Demir H (2006) Further faunistic notes on Cozyptila and Xysticus from Turkey (Araneae, Thomisidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 31: 40-45 pdf

Schröder M, Chatzaki M, Buchholz S (2011) The spider fauna of the Aladjagiola wetland complex (Nestos Delta, north-east Greece): a reflection of a unique zoogeographical transition zone in Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 217-233 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
26-01-2016 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Detail