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

Xysticus kaznakovi  Utochkin, 1968

Description
Male

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.

Female

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Azerbaijan), Iran, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Southern   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

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

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

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 Arachnology 6: 31-62 pdf

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

Ponomarev A V, Aliev M A, Khabiev G N, Shmatko V Y (2019a) New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 309-334 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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