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

Spermophorides mammata  (Senglet, 1973)


Colouration as in female. Chelicerae with very long anterior apophyses.


Very small species. Epigyne raised, with a large protuberance divided into 2 parts. Palp dark brownish. Prosoma white yellowish with a median streak, this streak is divided anteriorly into 2 branches. Sternum dark brownish with a yellowish streak in the anterior half, and 8 lateral spots. Legs yellowish with faint annulations. Opisthosoma high, grey whitish, mottled with faint spots, ventrally with black spots following by a transversal line and 2 lateral slender lines.

Additional information

Among low vegetation.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] 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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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