Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Parapelecopsis  Wunderlich, 1992   5 species

Parapelecopsis susannae  (Simon, 1915)


Prosoma yellowish brown, region of fovea darkened. Prosoma length: 0.90-0.66 mm, prosoma width: 0.44-0.49 mm. Legs yellowish orange. Opisthosoma dark grey to black, with scutum.

Body length male: 1.2-1.4 mm

Coluration as in males. Prosoma length: 0.60-0.66, prosoma width 0.49-0.52 mm. Opisthosoma without scutum.

Body length female: 1.4-1.9 mm
Additional information

Found in different habitats, although preference for open habitats.

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Merrett & Prince (2018): in UK "assumed to be introduced"
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Portugal, France, Britain
 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.

France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Cardoso P, Crespo L C (2010) A review of the linyphiid spiders of Portugal, with the description of six new species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 2473: 1-67 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Merrett P, Prince M P (2018) Pelecopsis susannae (Simon, 1915) in Britain (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arachnology 17: 392-393 pdf

Simon E (1926) Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 2e partie. Roret, Paris, 309-532 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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23-07-2018 Distribution update Detail
17-12-2013 Datasheet update Detail
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