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

Xysticus xerodermus  Strand, 1913


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

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
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey, Israel
 male  female

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at

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

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

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

26-01-2016 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value