Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Pseudanapis  Simon, 1905   1 species

Pseudanapis aloha  Forster, 1959


Prosoma pale orange-brown, with shallow rounded depressions, cephalic region raised. Sternum orange with shallow circular depressions. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma yellow, with dorsal scutum, pale orange, shiny, anterior scutum surrounding pedicel and a sclerotised ring surrounding the spinnerets.

Body length male: 0.76-0.80 mm

Prosoma as in males, but cephalic region less raised. Opisthosoma without dorsal scutum, but anterior scutum and sclerotised ring surrounding the spinnerets are present.

Body length female: 0.83-0.9 mm
Additional information

Only in greenhouses. The web of this species is still unknown.

This species of Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Japan, Hawaii, Caroline Is., Australia (Queensland). Introduced to Britain, Germany
 male  female

Kielhorn K-H (2009) First records of Spermophora kerinci, Nesticella mogera and Pseudanapis aloha on the European Mainland (Araneae: Pholcidae, Nesticidae, Anapidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 31-34

Snazell R, Smithers P (2007) Pseudanapis aloha Forster (Araneae, Anapidae) from the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. Bull Br arachnol Soc 14: 74-76

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

20-08-2013 Datasheet update Old value
20-08-2013 Image insert
20-08-2013 Distribution update Old value