Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   39 species

Pelecopsis bucephala  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875)

Description

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Western Mediterranean
Phenology
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Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R, Abrous O (1992) Studies on North African Linyphiidae VI. The genera Pelecopsis Simon, Trichopterna Kulczyński and Ouedia gen. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 65-85 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 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

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 pdf

Cárdenas M, Barrientos J A (2011) Arañas del olivar andaluz (Arachnida; Araneae). Aspectos faunísticos. Zoologica Baetica 22: 99-136 pdf

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

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
25-07-2020 Image insert
02-02-2017 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Detail