Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Pholcus  Walckenaer, 1805   11 species

Pholcus crassipalpis  Spassky, 1937


Prosoma 0.96 mm long.


Prosoma light brownish, with a longitudinal blackish pattern. Prosoma 1.1 mm long. Sternum brownish, with 3 pairs of light spots. Opisthosoma uniformly light greyish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Caucasus), Turkey, Kazakhstan
 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

02-11-2017 Distribution update Old value