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

Spermophorides mediterranea  (Senglet, 1973)


Colouration as in female.


Palp light grey. Prosoma yellowish, thoracic part with a streak, 3 pairs of lateral spots. Sternum sometimes suffused with black. Legs yellowish with faint annulations. Opisthosoma high, white yellowish, mottled with small black spots, ventrally light.

Additional information

On stream bank, under stones, under dry vegetation, moist areas, under stumps.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, France, Malta. Introduced to Belgium
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Belgium   (Henrard, 2023) ||| France   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| France / Corsica   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| Malta   (Rehfeldt & Cassar, 2024) ||| Spain   (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

Henrard A (2023) On some introduced species in Belgium: new spiders detected and new records. Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 38: 71-83 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 pdf

Rehfeldt S, Cassar T (2024) A contribution to the arachnofauna (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones) of the Maltese Islands, with two new records for Europe. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 67: 18-47 pdf

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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