Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Pholcus  Walckenaer, 1805   12 species

Pholcus spiliensis  Wunderlich, 1995


Palp: femur with a retrobasal protuberance and a ventral bulge. Prosoma yellow, with dark grey streak. Prosoma 1.2 mm long. Sternum dark grey with 3 pairs of light spots. Legs uniformly yellow. Opisthosoma grey with faint darker spots. Opisthosoma 3 times as long as broad.

Body length male: 3.3 mm

Epigyne: the genital plate is sclerotized in the center and along its posterior margin, both lateral sides whitish.

Additional information

In Meadows, at irrigation ditches, in irrigated vegetation, under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greece (Crete)
 male  female

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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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1995f) Zwei bisher unbekannte mediterrane Arten der Gattung Pholcus Walckenaer 1805 (Arachnida: Araneae: Pholcidae). Beitr Araneol 4: 625-628