Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Pseudanapis  Simon, 1905   1 species

Pseudanapis aloha  Forster, 1959


Prosoma pale orange-brown, with shallow rounded depressions, cephalic region raised. Sternum orange with shallow circular depressions. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma yellow, with dorsal scutum, pale orange, shiny, anterior scutum surrounding pedicel and a sclerotised ring surrounding the spinnerets.

Body length male: 0.76-0.80 mm

Prosoma as in males, but cephalic region less raised. Opisthosoma without dorsal scutum, but anterior scutum and sclerotised ring surrounding the spinnerets are present.

Body length female: 0.83-0.9 mm
Additional information

Only in greenhouses. The web of this species is still unknown.

This species of Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Japan, China, Thailand, Australia (Queensland), Fiji, Hawaii, Caroline Is. Introduced to Britain, Germany, Mauritius, Réunion
 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.

Germany   (Kielhorn, 2009) ||| United Kingdom   (Snazell & Smithers, 2007) |||

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

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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