How did you get the ID to species, are you sure of it or just a best guess? Is he penultimate?
I have to field guide for Spiders ID. On of North Europe and other for Europe species. I was asking if this pic could be a Xysticus cristatus… cause it is very similar to Xysticus addax. According to the guides the most visual diference between these two, is the pattern of the spot in the Cephalothorax.
What do you mean by “penultimate”?!
Penultimate is one molt away from maturity. 🙂
I asked because I can tell it’s a male but when I googled X. cristatus he didn’t look like the mature males I’m seeing, but that might be because he still has one molt to go.
ohhh right!!! Well I guess I have no experience to answer that :/ but it was for sure not a baby!! 😛