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 2023): Madeira, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Georgia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Croatia   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Dentici, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Legittimo et al., 2017; Barrientos et al., 2019c) |||

Barrientos J A, García-Sarrión R, Uribarri I, Prieto C E, Lozano J A (2019c) Algunas arañas (Araneae) del Monte Valcorchero (Plasencia, Cáceres, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 34: 87-96 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). 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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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