Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Stygopholcus  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. 2018b)

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Montenegro
Distribution List
Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010; Huber et al., 2021) ||| Croatia   (Huber et al., 2021) ||| Montenegro   (Huber et al., 2021) |||

Huber B A, Pavlek M, Komnenov M (2021) Revision of the spider genus Stygopholcus (Araneae, Pholcidae), endemic to the Balkan Peninsula. European Journal of Taxonomy 752: 1-60 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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