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Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Crossopriza  Simon, 1893   1 species

Crossopriza lyoni  (Blackwall, 1867)

Description
Male

Prosoma with median indentation, 8 eyes. Opisthosoma pointed postero-dorsally, longer than high, trapezoidal in lateral view, high and abruptly truncate behind. Chelicerae with two characteristic pairs of apophyses and stridulatory ridges. Legs with many small black lines, femur I with spines ventrally.

Body length male: 5.9 mm
Female

Prosoma with pair of small posterior projections, with median indentation, 8 eyes. Chelicerae with stridulatory ridges. Opisthosoma longer than high, trapezoidal in lateral view, high and abruptly truncate behind.

Body length female: 4.1 mm
Additional information

Often in and on buildings.

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

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Africa. Introduced to USA, Venezuela, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, tropical Asia, Australia
Figures
References

Bauer T, Wendt I, Holstein J, Gabriel G (2016) Crossopriza lyoni new to Germany (Araneae: Pholcidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 52: 4-6

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The Spiders of China. Hebei Sci. Technol. Publ. House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp

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

Updates
17-01-2017 Image insert
23-10-2016 Distribution update Old value
12-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
10-12-2013 Image insert