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

Xysticus edax  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Lateral parts of prosoma brown to dark brown, mottled with white; yellowish, wedge-shaped marking in dorsal part. Legs brown to dark brown, mottled with white. Opisthosoma: dorsum with light, dentate median band, sides brown.

Body length male: 2.9-3.6 mm
Body length female: 5.2-7.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Iran
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Levy G (1985) Araneae: Thomisidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida II. Israel Academy of Sciences and Jerusalem, 115 pp. pdf

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

13-02-2015 Image insert
13-05-2014 Distribution update Detail