Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Modisimus  Simon, 1893   1 species

Modisimus culicinus  (Simon, 1893)

Body length male: 1.2 - 1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.2 - 1.5 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): South America. Introduced to Germany, Czechia, Zaire, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Australia, Pacific Is.

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

Huber B A (1997) On the distinction between Modisimius and Hedypsilus (Araneae, Pholcidae), with notes on behavior and natural history. Zoologica Scripta 25: 233-240

Huber B A (1998) Genital mechanics in some neotropical pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae), with implications for systematics. J Zool 244: 587-599

Huber B A, Neumann J, Grabolle A, Hula V (2017) Aliens in Europe: updates on the distributions of Modisimus culicinus and Micropholcus fauroti (Araneae, Pholcidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 53: 12-18 pdf

Tong YF, Li SQ (2009) Six new cave-dwelling pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae) from Hainan Island, with two newly recorded genera from China. Zootaxa 1988: 17-32

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

27-01-2017 Image insert
27-01-2017 Distribution update Old value