Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   39 species

Pelecopsis 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 2019): Portugal, France, Britain
 male  female

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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 6 (2). Paris (Roret): 309 - 532

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

23-07-2018 Image insert
23-07-2018 Distribution update Old value
17-12-2013 Datasheet update Old value
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