Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Spermophora  Hentz, 1841   2 species

Spermophora kerinci  Huber, 2005


Prosoma ochre-yellow with black margins and dark bands behind eyes. Sternum ochre-yellow, with small dark speckles. Legs light ochre-yellow, without annulation. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with large, slightly darker spots, venter unicoloured.

Body length male: 1.1 mm

Colouration as in males.

Additional information

Only in greenhouses.

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species).

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Indonesia (Sumatra, Bali). Introduced to Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria
 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.

Austria   (Vaněk et al., 2022) ||| Germany   (Kielhorn, 2009; Blick et al., 2016) ||| Netherlands   (Noordijk, 2020) ||| United Kingdom   (Snazell & Smithers, 2007; Wilson, 2012) |||

Blick T, Finch O-D, Harms K H, Kiechle J, Kielhorn K-H , Kreuels M, Malten A, Martin D, Muster C, Nährig D, Platen R, Rödel I, Scheidler M, Staudt A, Stumpf H, Tolke D (2016) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) Deutschlands. 3. Fassung, Stand April 2008, einzelne Änderungen und Nachträge bis August 2015. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70/4: 383-510 pdf

Huber B A (2005a) Revision of the genus Spermophora Hentz in southeast Asia and on the Pacific islands, with descriptions of three new genera (Araneae: Pholcidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 79: 61-114 pdf

Kielhorn K-H (2009) First records of Spermophora kerinci, Nesticella mogera and Pseudanapis aloha on the European Mainland (Araneae: Pholcidae, Nesticidae, Anapidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 31-34 pdf

Noordijk J (2020) Een nieuwe trilspin in Nederland: Spermophora kerinci (Araneae: Pholcidae) [A new pholcid spider in the Netherlands: Spermophora kerinci (Araneae: Pholcidae)]. Entomologische Berichten 80: 106 pdf

Snazell R, Smithers P (2007) Pseudanapis aloha Forster (Araneae, Anapidae) from the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 14: 74-76 pdf

Vaněk O, Hörweg C, Milasowszky N (2022) First records of Spermophora kerinci Huber, 2005 and Triaeris stenaspis Simon, 1892 (Arachnida: Araneae: Pholcidae, Oonopidae) in Austria. Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 6: 99-103 pdf

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 123: 10-15 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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