Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   105 species

Xysticus sabulosus  (Hahn, 1832)


Male palp with completely flat tegulum. Cymbium asymmetrically widened middle part of retrolateral side. Tibial apophysis bipartite, ventral apophysis slender, hook-like bent. Retrolateral apophysis massive, broad and short. Embolus short, surface scaled, terminal part slightly bent retrolaterally. Epigyne without epigynal groove. Posterior edge sclerotised and semicircularly bent. Vulva consists of 2 longish oval, slightly transverse, sac-like structures. Prosoma densely provided with short spines, white-pink, dorsally with dark lateral bands. Eye-field partly white, dark brown moon-shaped structures including a bright field. Sternum cream to white, partly yellow-brown on margin. Chelicerae white, sometimes only proximally white, spined frontally. Legs white-pink, spotted, legs I-II with vague stripes. Opisthosoma densely provided with short spines, combination of white, grey, olive-brown and sand-brown parts, with black, small spots with white margin in posterior part and/or on margin. Medially with broken, black transverse band or white-grey longitudinal band, partly with oak-leaf pattern.

Body length male: 3.7-6 mm
Body length female: 4.7-9 mm
Additional information

In dry and sunny habitats like dunes, riverbanks and heathland

Frequency: Not frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia , Afghanistan
 male  female

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