Filistatidae  Ausserer, 1867 / Pritha  Lehtinen, 1967   6 species

Pritha pallida  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Prosoma 1.1 mm long. Prosoma brown, with black borderline, and dark pattern. Legs uniformly light coloured, femur I with one spine, or spineless, tibia with some spines. Opisthosoma light brown, with several dark transverse streaks, covered with dense pubescence.

Body length female: 5 mm
Additional information

In crevices in walls, under stones, in houses.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean

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Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mém Soc Linn Lyon 2: 1-522

Legittimo CM, Simeon E, Di Pompeo P, Kulczycki A (2017) The Italian species of Pritha (Araneae, Filistatidae): a critical revision and description of two new species. Zootaxa 4243: 201-248

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2

16-03-2017 Distribution update Old value
16-03-2017 Image insert