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 2022): South America. Introduced to Germany, Czechia, Zaire, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Australia, Pacific Is.
Distribution List
Czechia   (Huber et al., 2017; Řezáč et al., 2021) ||| Germany   (Huber et al., 2017) |||

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

Huber B A (1998) Genital mechanics in some neotropical pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae), with implications for systematics. Journal of Zoology, London 244: 587-599 pdf

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

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 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 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

05-08-2021 Distribution update Detail
02-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
27-01-2017 Image insert
27-01-2017 Distribution update Detail