Filistatidae  Ausserer, 1867 / Pritha  Lehtinen, 1967   7 species

Pritha pallida  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Prosoma 1.1 mm long. Prosoma brown, with black borderline, and dark pattern. Legs uniformly light coloured, femur I with one spine, or spineless, tibia with some spines. Opisthosoma light brown, with several dark transverse streaks, covered with dense pubescence.

Body length female: 5 mm
Additional information

In crevices in walls, under stones, in houses.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Madeira, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Georgia
Distribution List
Croatia   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Dentici, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Dentici A (2019) Third contribution to the knowledge of Sicilian spider fauna (Arachnida Araneae). Biodiversity Journal 10: 117-120 pdf

Legittimo CM, Simeon E, Di Pompeo P, Kulczycki A (2017) The Italian species of Pritha (Araneae, Filistatidae): a critical revision and description of two new species. Zootaxa 4243: 201-248 pdf

Marusik Y M, Seropian A, Koponen S (2019b) On the northernmost record of Pritha (Aranei: Filistatidae) in the Caucasus and entire Asia with notes on Filistatidae from Caucasus. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 403-407 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

16-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
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