Family: Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 | key
Genus: Holocnemus Simon, 1875 | key
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    Holocnemus pluchei (Scopoli, 1763)      []
    Description male

    Prosoma whitish, often with dark longitudinal band. Sternum black. Chelicerae with lateral stridulatory ridges. Legs: femur I with a prolateral series of 30 to 36 spines. Femur with dark spots, femur I and tibia I ventrally with numerous, short spines. Opisthosoma whitish, dorsally with vague spots, ventrally with black longitudinal band..

    Body length male: 5-7 mm

    Description female

    Palp light brownish, tarsus darker, tibia and tarsus widened. Colouration whitish, prosoma often with dark band, sternum black, with a strong tubercle between coxae IV. Eyes: AME less than one diameter apart. Opisthosoma dorsally with a median red-brown band, ventrally with a wide longitudinal dark band. Opisthosoma oval, without extension behind.

    Body length female: 5-7.5 mm

    Additional information

    Under rocks, in warm terrain, in caves and basements, large webs with irregular meshes.

    Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

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    Distribution comment: Ukraine: A. Nadolny (pers. comm.)

    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Mediterranean, introduced elsewhere


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