Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   78 species

Xysticus kaznakovi  Utochkin, 1968


Prosoma dark red-brown, eye tubercles yellow. Prosoma length: 1.70 mm. Chelicerae light brown. Sternum yellow with brown dots. Legs: femora, patellae and proximal part of tibia I-II dark red-brown, other parts yellow, femora and patellae III and IV greyish white, tibia to tarsus whitish. Opisthosoma: dorsum brown-yellow, with white stripes laterally and anteriorly, venter whitish grey.


Prosoma brown, with yellow V-shaped spot and dark brown lateral bands. Prosoma length: 1.90-2.02 mm. Chelicerae yellowish to light brown. Sternum yellow. Legs light brown with brown spots. Opisthosoma: dorsum light brown with brown spots and cream-coloured marginal band laterally, venter light brown with dark brown spots. Spinnerets brownish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan
 male  female

Buchholz S (2013) Spider records from East Macedonia and Thrace (NE Greece). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 45: 45-53

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

Demir H (2015) Redescription of Xysticus kaznakovi Utochkin, 1968 (Araneae: Thomisidae), with a description of unknown female. Acta zool bulg 67(4): 461-464

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1990) The crab spiders of middle Asia, USSR (Aranei, Thomisidae). 1. Descriptions and notes on distribution of some species. Korean Arachnol 6: 31-62

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

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

29-03-2016 Image insert
17-11-2015 Distribution update Old value
17-11-2015 Image insert
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value