Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Pholcus  Walckenaer, 1805   11 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 2019): Romania, Bulgaria to China

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