Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   39 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

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Algeria, France (Corsica)
 male  female

Bosmans R, Abrous O (1992) Studies on North African Linyphiidae VI. The genera Pelecopsis Simon, Trichopterna Kulczyński and Ouedia gen. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 9: 65-85

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

28-12-2016 Image insert
28-12-2016 Distribution update Old value