Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Pulchellodromus  Wunderlich, 2012   9 species

Pulchellodromus simoni  (Mello-Leitão, 1929)


Prosoma brown-black, with orange-brown median band and a dark median stripe in posterior area, with yellow-brown V-shaped sign. Sternum yellowish brown, with a blackish hue. Legs mainly brownish black but coxae yellowish and tarsi light brown. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with cardiac mark and pattern of dark lateral spots and grey posterior angular lines.

Body length male: 2.5-3.2 mm

Colouration as in males, except legs mainly yellow, all segments strongly mottled, except tarsi.

Body length female: 3.45-4.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, Algeria
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Lecigne S (2017) Contribution a la connaissance de l’araneofaune (Araneae) de l’Algarve (Portugal). Description de Theridion bernardi n.sp. (Araneae: Theridiidae) et redécouverte d’Ozyptila perplexa Simon, 1875 (Araneae: Thomisidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 25-48 pdf

Muster C, Bosmans R, Thaler K (2007) The Philodromus pulchellus-group in the Mediterranean: taxonomic revision, phylogenetic analysis and biogeography (Araneae: Philodromidae). Invertebrate Systematics 21: 39-72 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

01-01-2018 Distribution update Detail
26-11-2013 Datasheet update Detail
26-11-2013 Image insert