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Holocnemus pluchei

Fact Box
Species:
Holocnemus pluchei
(This identification is based on photos in a website as shown below)
Family:
Pholcidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
This species builds a thin, tangled web in hollows of tree trunks
Toxicity:
This species probably does not have very potent venom and catches its prey with its long legs
Holocneums pluchei
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Its web
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Eyes and palps

This is an introduced cosmopolitan species and its identification of this spider is based on photos in the following website: www.eurospiders.com/Holocnemus_pluchei.htm

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Any other pholcid with an elongate abdomen.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 28 October 2017.