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 2021): Indonesia (Sumatra, Bali). Introduced to Britain, Germany
 male  female
Distribution List
Germany   (Kielhorn, 2009; Blick et al., 2016) ||| 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

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

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 (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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