Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Pholcus  Walckenaer, 1805   14 species

Pholcus ponticus  Thorell, 1875


Palp: femur with elongated bulge. Size and colouration as in female.

Body length male: 5-6 mm

Prosoma 1.4 mm long. Thoracic part of Prosoma with a darker longitudinal double stripe. Sternum and opisthosoma (dorsally) uniformly coloured, without pattern. Eyes and chelicerae similar to P. opilionoides.

Body length female: 5-6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Romania, Bulgaria to China
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Belarus   (Ivanov, 2013) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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Fedoriak M, Moscaliuc L A (2013) The catalogue of "Alexandru Roşca" spider collection from the "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History (Bucharest). II. Mimetidae, Oxyopidae, Pholcidae, Pisauridae, Theridiidae. Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 56: 143-156 pdf

Gündüz G, Allahverdi H (2018b) A new species record of Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 in Turkey (Araneae: Pholcidae). Serket 16: 27-29 pdf

Ivanov V V (2013) The checklist of Belarusian spiders (Arachnida, Araneae). Zoology and Ecology 4: 293-311 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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1980a) Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 (Arachnida: Araneae: Pholcidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 60: 219-227 pdf

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