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 2019): Western Mediterranean
 male  female

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Senglet A (1973b) Note sur les Spermophora (Araneae: Pholcidae) méditerranéens. Mitt schweiz ent Ges 45: 307-319

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

05-10-2013 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value