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

Xysticus ibex  Simon, 1875


Male palp with uniformly slender, hook-shaped median tegular apophysis, lateral tegular apophysis appearing flat. Tibial apophysis bipartite, compact and blunt, one originating ventrally, the other retrolaterally. Prosoma bright, brown and very bright respectively, with V-shaped, long, narrow, cream pattern. Eyes with black background with cream eye band. Sternum bright yellow-brown or colourless respectively (paled) with bristles on margin. Legs yellow-brown to brown, dorsal longitudinal stripes visible. Femur ventrally with bright longitudinal line. Opisthosoma bright yellow-beige (can be paled) with white margin and light grey leaf-pattern, with 5 sigilla.

Body length male: 2.6-3.2 mm
Body length female: 5.5 mm

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): France, Spain

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16-04-2018 Image insert
25-06-2013 Distribution update Old value