Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Spermophorides  Wunderlich, 1992   8 species

Spermophorides elevata  (Simon, 1873)


Palp: tibia nearly as broad as long. Prosoma 1 mm long. Similar to female, but legs not annulated.

Body length male: 2 mm

Prosoma whitish, with a black median streak, this streak is divided anteriorly into 2 branches. Prosoma 1.2 mm long. Sternum black, often with light spots. Legs light yellowish, with faint annulations. Opisthosoma much higher than long, whitish, mottled with dark spots, ventrally brownish with 2 black lines. Spinnerets surrounded with black.

Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones, in dry detritus, rarely in bushes.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Western Mediterranean
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Senglet A (1973b) Note sur les Spermophora (Araneae: Pholcidae) méditerranéens. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 45: 307-319 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

05-10-2013 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Detail