Xysticus kochi (Thorell, 1872)

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Description of Xysticus kochi

Physical Characteristics

Colour highly variable.

Female 6 to 11 mm.
Abdomen along the sides pale brown to brown. On top a dark-defined, pale brown to brown leaf-shaped figure.
Carapace light brown to brown marbled with a broad light median band containing a slightly darker triangle from the eye area to about halfway the carapace. At the rear of the median band are two dark spots.
Legs and palps light brown to brown with darker tops and dark spots.

Male 4 to 5.5 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but much darker coloured. Sometimes almost black.


In dry and semi-dry areas on the ground and in low plants. Up to 2,100 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


The portrayed specimen has been found in June. No further information about the period is known.