Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Stygopholcus  Absolon & Kratochvil, 1932   4 species

Stygopholcus skotophilus  (Kratochvil, 1940)


Palp 4.7 mm long.


Epigyne red-brown, with a black pattern, larger than in S. absoloni. Prosoma light brownish, cephalic part with a brown marking, sternum darker, with reddish edges. Eyes ringed with black, PME about one diameter from PLE. Legs: femur and tibia with an apical whitish annulation. Opisthosoma whitish, with faint dark blotches.

Body length female: 6.5-6.9 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
Distribution List
Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010) ||| Montenegro   (no references) |||

Komnenov M (2010) Checklist of spiders (Araneae) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Uzizaž i Biospeld 5(2009): 52-69 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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Senglet A (1971) Note sur les Pholcidae (Arachn.) de Grèce. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 44: 345-359 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

08-06-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-12-2013 Image insert