Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Spermophora  Hentz, 1841   2 species

Spermophora senoculata  (Dugès, 1836)


Palp very particular: tibia at least twice as long as broad, tarsus with a large apophysis divided into 3 branches, bulb with 2 long apophyses. Prosoma 1 mm long. Prosoma almost colourless, whitish with saffron-coloured spot. Opisthosoma globular, white or with 3 pairs of vague, darker spots.


Prosoma whitish with 2 faint brownish marks. Prosoma 1.2 mm long. Opisthosoma very globular, white with 3 pairs of faint darker spots.

Body length female: 2.1 mm
Additional information

Under stones, in stone walls and caves, in northern regions in buildings.

This species of Asian (Middle East) origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Middle East. Introduced to USA, southern Europe, China, Korea, Japan
 male  female

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