Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   83 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 2024): North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Azerbaijan), Iran, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan
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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.

Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

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, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at 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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. 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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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