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Xysticus robustus (Hahn, 1832)

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Description of Xysticus robustus (Ground crab spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 7 to 12 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with lighter spots.
Carapace dark brown with lighter spots.
Legs and palps dark brown with lighter spots.

Male 5 to 7 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female, but darker. Legs distally lighter.


Dry, warm, sparsely vegetated areas on the ground and under stones.


Occurs in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and autumn.