Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   40 species

Pelecopsis digitulus  Bosmans & Abrous, 1992



Cephalothorax with cephalic part greyish brown, thoracic part yellowish brown; chelicerae pale yellowish brown; sternum yellowish brown; legs yellowish brown, coxae and patellae paler; abdomen dark brown, dorsal scutum dark greyish brown, long opercula and small area before spinnerets yellowish brown.

Chelicerae with 15 faint stridulating ridges.

Legs: No visible dorsal spines. Mt I 0.47

Abdomen: Scutum moderately punctate, covering 4/5 of abdomen.

Body length male: 1.52-1.88 mm

Colour as in male, but abdomen uniformly dark grey.

Cephalothorax: In lateral view with moderate median concavity. Impressed punctures well expressed.

Legs: Tibial spines 1111, Tm I 0.63

Body length female: 2.02-2.32 mm
Additional information

In grassland and open forests

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Algeria, France (Corsica), Italy
 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.

Algeria   (Bosmans & Abrous, 1992; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| France / Corsica   (Lissner, 2016c) ||| Italy   (Fusco et al., 2024) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R, Abrous O (1992) Studies on North African Linyphiidae VI. The genera Pelecopsis Simon, Trichopterna Kulczyński and Ouedia gen. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 65-85 pdf

Fusco T, Fattorini S, Fortini L, Ruzzier E, Di Giulio A (2024) Ground spiders (Chelicerata, Araneae) of an urban green space: intensive sampling in a protected area of Rome (Italy) reveals a high diversity and new records to the Italian territory. Biodiversity Data Journal 12(e122896): 1-181 pdf

Lissner J (2016c) A small study of the Corsican spider and pseudoscorpion fauna (Araneae, Pseudoscorpiones). Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 5-15 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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