Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Hoplopholcus  Kulczynski, 1908   16 species

Hoplopholcus minotaurinus  Senglet, 1971

Description
Male

Prosoma 1.7 mm long. Colouration as in female, but legs I and II darker. Femur I with a ventral series of 25 to 28 spines alternatively long and short.

Female

Prosoma yellowish, cephalic part brownish, 2.1 mm long. Sternum light brownish. Eyes: AME much more than one diameter from ALE. Legs brownish, metatarsus and tarsus darker. Opisthosoma very high, whitish to grey, suffused with black above spinners, ventrally with a faint median streak.

Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: restricted to Crete (Huber 2020)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
Figures
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||
References

Brignoli P M (1976b) Ragni di Grecia IX. Specie nuove o interessanti delle famiglie Leptonetidae, Dysderidae, Pholcidae ed Agelenidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 539-578 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Huber B (2020) Revision of the spider genus Hoplopholcus Kulczyński (Araneae, Pholcidae). Zootaxa 4726: 1-94 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Senglet A (1971) Note sur les Pholcidae (Arachn.) de Grèce. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 44: 345-359 pdf

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
24-01-2020 Image insert
20-01-2020 Distribution update Detail
10-12-2013 Image insert