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

Hoplopholcus minous  Senglet, 1971


Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Colouration as in female. Femur I with a ventral series of 23 to 25 short spines.


Prosoma: thoracic part white yellowish with a median brownish streak, cephalic part brownish. Prosoma 1.4 mm long. Sternum blackish, lighter on the edges. Chelicerae brownish. Legs brownish with faint annulations. Opisthosoma very high, greyish, mottled on the top and with chevrons posteriorly.

Additional information

In house, also outdoor: between root on banks of dry brook, in ditch.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (incl. Crete), Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Greece   (Huber, 2020) ||| Greece / Crete   (Huber, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a; Huber, 2020) |||

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 (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at 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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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21-12-2020 Distribution update Detail
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