Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   26 species

Pelecopsis bucephala  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)


Tibial apophysis long, terminally with 2 recurved denticles. Epigyne with 2 tubercles on posterior margin. Prosoma reddish orange-yellow, punctured, head region tinged with brown, with a nose-like projection above clypeus and a globular tubercle bearing posterior median eyes. Sternum reddish orange-yellow, punctured. Legs bright orange-yellow. Opisthosoma black, with scutum, with punctured spots

Body length male: 2-2.8 mm
Body length female: 2-2.75 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Western Mediterranean
 male  female

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

02-02-2017 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value