Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Psammitis  Menge, 1876   9 species

Psammitis ninnii  (Thorell, 1872)


Male palp with flat tegulum with small, blunt ridge. lateral tibial apophysis with almost parallel sides. Embolus with rough surface structure and widened to a small lancet-shaped leaflet. Epigyne bright, broad-oval with lateral slit-shaped opening, 1-2 short transverse folds. Vulva consisting of 2 sac-like, compact structures. Prosoma brown to dark brown, high-contrastingly patterned, with bright, broad, indented median band, variable. Sides with blackish spots. Sternum brown to sandy brown or beige. Female: cream to white, partly darker on margin. Chelicerae longish, brown to light brown, patterned beige, slightly spined frontally and provided with a longer spine (strongly spined in female). Legs unicoloured and inconspicuous, dorsally slightly darker. Female: with distinct white longitudinal stripes. Male: without longitudinal stripes. Opisthosoma with broad, white or cream margin, otherwise dark brown or black-brown with lancet- or oak leaf-shaped, cream, beige or brown folium, 5 sigilla.

Body length male: 4.2-5.2 mm
Body length female: 5.5-7.5 mm
Additional information

in dry meadows, forest steppes and rocky heathland of the mountains, up to 1800 m

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Central Asia
 male  female

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01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value