Pholcus

Pholcus genus of the Pholcidae family has 321 spiders in all as recorded by the World Spider Catalog in May 2016.

Pholcus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Pholcus abstrusus
  • Pholcus acutulus
  • Pholcus aduncus
  • Pholcus afghanus
  • Pholcus agadir
  • Pholcus agilis
  • Pholcus alloctospilus
  • Pholcus alpinus
  • Pholcus alticeps
  • Pholcus amani
  • Pholcus anachoreta
  • Pholcus ancoralis
  • Pholcus andulau
  • Pholcus anlong
  • Pholcus arayat
  • Pholcus arcuatilis
  • Pholcus arkit
  • Pholcus armeniacus
  • Pholcus arsacius
  • Pholcus atrigularis
  • Pholcus attuleh
  • Pholcus babao
  • Pholcus bailongensis
  • Pholcus baka
  • Pholcus bakweri
  • Pholcus baldiosensis
  • Pholcus bamboutos
  • Pholcus bangfai
  • Pholcus bantouensis
  • Pholcus batepa
  • Pholcus beijingensis
  • Pholcus berlandi
  • Pholcus bessus
  • Pholcus bicornutus
  • Pholcus bidentatus
  • Pholcus bifidus
  • Pholcus bikilai
  • Pholcus bimbache
  • Pholcus bing
  • Pholcus bohorok
  • Pholcus bolikhamsai
  • Pholcus bourgini
  • Pholcus brevis
  • Pholcus caecus
  • Pholcus calcar
  • Pholcus calligaster
  • Pholcus camba
  • Pholcus caspius
  • Pholcus ceheng
  • Pholcus chang
  • Pholcus chappuisi
  • Pholcus chattoni
  • Pholcus cheaha
  • Pholcus chengpoi
  • Pholcus cheongogensis
  • Pholcus chevronus
  • Pholcus chiakensis
  • Pholcus chiangdao
  • Pholcus chicheng
  • Pholcus choctaw
  • Pholcus cibodas
  • Pholcus circularis
  • Pholcus clavatus
  • Pholcus clavimaculatus
  • Pholcus cophenius
  • Pholcus corcho
  • Pholcus corniger
  • Pholcus crassipalpis
  • Pholcus crassus
  • Pholcus creticus
  • Pholcus crypticolenoides
  • Pholcus crypticolens
  • Pholcus cuneatus
  • Pholcus dade
  • Pholcus dali
  • Pholcus datan
  • Pholcus debilis
  • Pholcus decorus
  • Pholcus dentatus
  • Pholcus dieban
  • Pholcus diopsis
  • Pholcus dixie
  • Pholcus djelalabad
  • Pholcus doucki
  • Pholcus dungara
  • Pholcus edentatus
  • Pholcus elongatus
  • Pholcus elymaeus
  • Pholcus erewan
  • Pholcus ethagala
  • Pholcus exceptus
  • Pholcus exilis
  • Pholcus extumidus
  • Pholcus fagei
  • Pholcus faveauxi
  • Pholcus fengcheng
  • Pholcus foliaceus
  • Pholcus fragillimus
  • Pholcus fuerteventurensis
  • Pholcus gajiensis
  • Pholcus ganziensis
  • Pholcus gaoi
  • Pholcus genuiformis
  • Pholcus gombak
  • Pholcus gomerae
  • Pholcus gosuensis
  • Pholcus gracillimus
  • Pholcus guadarfia
  • Pholcus guani
  • Pholcus gui
  • Pholcus guineensis
  • Pholcus halabala
  • Pholcus hamatus
  • Pholcus harveyi
  • Pholcus helenae
  • Pholcus henanensis
  • Pholcus hieroglyphicus
  • Pholcus higoensis
  • Pholcus hochiminhi
  • Pholcus hoyo
  • Pholcus huapingensis
  • Pholcus huberi
  • Pholcus hurau
  • Pholcus hyrcanus
  • Pholcus hytaspus
  • Pholcus imbricatus
  • Pholcus intricatus
  • Pholcus jaegeri
  • Pholcus jiaotu
  • Pholcus jinniu
  • Pholcus jinwum
  • Pholcus jiulong
  • Pholcus jiuwei
  • Pholcus jixianensis
  • Pholcus joreongensis
  • Pholcus jusahi
  • Pholcus juwangensis
  • Pholcus kakum
  • Pholcus kamkaly
  • Pholcus kandahar
  • Pholcus kangding
  • Pholcus kapuri
  • Pholcus karawari
  • Pholcus kerinci
  • Pholcus khene
  • Pholcus kihansi
  • Pholcus kimi
  • Pholcus kinabalu
  • Pholcus kindia
  • Pholcus kingi
  • Pholcus knoeseli
  • Pholcus koah
  • Pholcus koasati
  • Pholcus kohi
  • Pholcus kribi
  • Pholcus kui
  • Pholcus kunming
  • Pholcus kwamgumi
  • Pholcus kwanaksanensis
  • Pholcus kwangkyosanensis
  • Pholcus kyondo
  • Pholcus laksao
  • Pholcus lamperti
  • Pholcus lanieri
  • Pholcus ledang
  • Pholcus leruthi
  • Pholcus lexuancanhi
  • Pholcus lijiangensis
  • Pholcus lilangai
  • Pholcus lingulatus
  • Pholcus linzhou
  • Pholcus liui
  • Pholcus liutu
  • Pholcus lualaba
  • Pholcus luding
  • Pholcus luki
  • Pholcus lupanga
  • Pholcus luya
  • Pholcus madeirensis
  • Pholcus magnus
  • Pholcus malpaisensis
  • Pholcus manueli
  • Pholcus mao
  • Pholcus maronita
  • Pholcus mascaensis
  • Pholcus maturata
  • Pholcus mazumbai
  • Pholcus mbuti
  • Pholcus mecheria
  • Pholcus medicus
  • Pholcus medog
  • Pholcus mengla
  • Pholcus mentawir
  • Pholcus mianshanensis
  • Pholcus minang
  • Pholcus mirabilis
  • Pholcus moca
  • Pholcus montanus
  • Pholcus multidentatus
  • Pholcus muralicola
  • Pholcus nagasakiensis
  • Pholcus namkhan
  • Pholcus namou
  • Pholcus negara
  • Pholcus nenjukovi
  • Pholcus nkoetye
  • Pholcus nodong
  • Pholcus obscurus
  • Pholcus oculosus
  • Pholcus okgye
  • Pholcus opilionoides
  • Pholcus ornatus
  • Pholcus otomi
  • Pholcus ovatus
  • Pholcus pagbilao
  • Pholcus pakse
  • Pholcus palgongensis
  • Pholcus papilionis
  • Pholcus paralinzhou
  • Pholcus parayichengicus
  • Pholcus parkyeonensis
  • Pholcus parthicus
  • Pholcus parvus
  • Pholcus pennatus
  • Pholcus persicus
  • Long Bodied Cellar (Pholcus phalangioides)
  • Pholcus phami
  • Pholcus phoenixus
  • Pholcus phui
  • Pholcus phungiformes
  • Pholcus pingtung
  • Pholcus pojeonensis
  • Pholcus ponticus
  • Pholcus punu
  • Pholcus pyu
  • Pholcus qingchengensis
  • Pholcus quinghaiensis
  • Pholcus quinquenotatus
  • Pholcus rawiriae
  • Pholcus reevesi
  • Pholcus roquensis
  • Pholcus ruteng
  • Pholcus saaristoi
  • Pholcus sabah
  • Pholcus satun
  • Pholcus schawalleri
  • Pholcus schwendingeri
  • Pholcus sepaku
  • Pholcus shangrila
  • Pholcus shuangtu
  • Pholcus sidorenkoi
  • Pholcus silvai
  • Pholcus simbok
  • Pholcus singalang
  • Pholcus socheunensis
  • Pholcus sogdianae
  • Pholcus sokkrisanensis
  • Pholcus songi
  • Pholcus songxian
  • Pholcus soukous
  • Pholcus spasskyi
  • Pholcus spiliensis
  • Pholcus spilis
  • Pholcus steineri
  • Pholcus strandi
  • Pholcus sublaksao
  • Pholcus sublingulatus
  • Pholcus suboculosus
  • Pholcus subwuyiensis
  • Pholcus sudhami
  • Pholcus suizhongicus
  • Pholcus sumatraensis
  • Pholcus sveni
  • Pholcus taarab
  • Pholcus tahai
  • Pholcus taibaiensis
  • Pholcus taibeli
  • Pholcus taishan
  • Pholcus taita
  • Pholcus tenerifensis
  • Pholcus thakek
  • Pholcus tongi
  • Pholcus triangulatus
  • Pholcus tuoyuan
  • Pholcus turcicus
  • Pholcus tuyan
  • Pholcus twa
  • Pholcus uksuensis
  • Pholcus undatus
  • Pholcus varirata
  • Pholcus vatovae
  • Pholcus velitchkovskyi
  • Pholcus vesculus
  • Pholcus viveki
  • Pholcus wahehe
  • Pholcus wangi
  • Pholcus wangtian
  • Pholcus wangxidong
  • Pholcus woongil
  • Pholcus wuling
  • Pholcus wuyiensis
  • Pholcus xianrendong
  • Pholcus xiaotu
  • Pholcus xingren
  • Pholcus xingyi
  • Pholcus yangi
  • Pholcus yeoncheonensis
  • Pholcus yeongwol
  • Pholcus yi
  • Pholcus yichengicus
  • Pholcus yoshikurai
  • Pholcus youngae
  • Pholcus yuantu
  • Pholcus yugong
  • Pholcus yunnanensis
  • Pholcus zham
  • Pholcus zhangae
  • Pholcus zhaoi
  • Pholcus zhui
  • Pholcus zhuolu
  • Pholcus zichyi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They measure 0.23 – 0.39 inches (0.58 – 0.99 cm) on average, with males being smaller.

Scientific Classification

Color: Most of them have a brown or tan body with the color varying from one species to another. One of the significant species of this genus, the long-bodied cellar spider have a yellowish-brown with a gray patch on its cephalothorax.

Other Characteristic Features: Most species, particularly the long-bodied cellar spider has thin, long legs that have earned them the alternate name daddy-long-legs.

Eggs

Female spiders make silken sacs containing about 30 eggs, which hatch in four weeks. The number depends on the species of spiders as some spiders can make up to 3 pouches in their lifetime.

Spiderlings

After hatching, the spiderlings stay with their mother during the first week and then drift apart gradually. They go through about 5 or 6 molts and then mature into adults. Sibling cannibalism is common in them.

The Web

Their webs are generally loosely spun and flat, while some make irregularly-shaped ones.

Are Spiders of the Pholcus Genus Venomous

Contrary to what people believe, the spiders are not detrimental to people. They don’t have strong jaws to bite and harm humans.

Quick Facts

Distribution China, Taiwan, Laos, Philippines, Ethiopia, Canary Islands, Vietnam, Korea, Sumatra, Thailand, Japan,  USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Congo, Tanzania, and Iran
Habitat Damp places, garages, basements, barns, and sheds
Diet Insects and other spiders like house spiders, redback and huntsman spiders
Web Type Non-sticky webs
Lifespan Around 3 years

Did You Know

  • Some of the species of this genus are known as daddy long legs, but the same name is applicable for spiders of other genera as well, alongside other arthropods like the crane fly and harvestman.
  • French scientist and civil servant Baron Charles Athanase Walckenaer described this genus in 1805.

Image Credits: abugblog.blogspot.com

Pholcus genus of the Pholcidae family has 321 spiders in all as recorded by the World Spider Catalog in May 2016.

Pholcus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Pholcus abstrusus
  • Pholcus acutulus
  • Pholcus aduncus
  • Pholcus afghanus
  • Pholcus agadir
  • Pholcus agilis
  • Pholcus alloctospilus
  • Pholcus alpinus
  • Pholcus alticeps
  • Pholcus amani
  • Pholcus anachoreta
  • Pholcus ancoralis
  • Pholcus andulau
  • Pholcus anlong
  • Pholcus arayat
  • Pholcus arcuatilis
  • Pholcus arkit
  • Pholcus armeniacus
  • Pholcus arsacius
  • Pholcus atrigularis
  • Pholcus attuleh
  • Pholcus babao
  • Pholcus bailongensis
  • Pholcus baka
  • Pholcus bakweri
  • Pholcus baldiosensis
  • Pholcus bamboutos
  • Pholcus bangfai
  • Pholcus bantouensis
  • Pholcus batepa
  • Pholcus beijingensis
  • Pholcus berlandi
  • Pholcus bessus
  • Pholcus bicornutus
  • Pholcus bidentatus
  • Pholcus bifidus
  • Pholcus bikilai
  • Pholcus bimbache
  • Pholcus bing
  • Pholcus bohorok
  • Pholcus bolikhamsai
  • Pholcus bourgini
  • Pholcus brevis
  • Pholcus caecus
  • Pholcus calcar
  • Pholcus calligaster
  • Pholcus camba
  • Pholcus caspius
  • Pholcus ceheng
  • Pholcus chang
  • Pholcus chappuisi
  • Pholcus chattoni
  • Pholcus cheaha
  • Pholcus chengpoi
  • Pholcus cheongogensis
  • Pholcus chevronus
  • Pholcus chiakensis
  • Pholcus chiangdao
  • Pholcus chicheng
  • Pholcus choctaw
  • Pholcus cibodas
  • Pholcus circularis
  • Pholcus clavatus
  • Pholcus clavimaculatus
  • Pholcus cophenius
  • Pholcus corcho
  • Pholcus corniger
  • Pholcus crassipalpis
  • Pholcus crassus
  • Pholcus creticus
  • Pholcus crypticolenoides
  • Pholcus crypticolens
  • Pholcus cuneatus
  • Pholcus dade
  • Pholcus dali
  • Pholcus datan
  • Pholcus debilis
  • Pholcus decorus
  • Pholcus dentatus
  • Pholcus dieban
  • Pholcus diopsis
  • Pholcus dixie
  • Pholcus djelalabad
  • Pholcus doucki
  • Pholcus dungara
  • Pholcus edentatus
  • Pholcus elongatus
  • Pholcus elymaeus
  • Pholcus erewan
  • Pholcus ethagala
  • Pholcus exceptus
  • Pholcus exilis
  • Pholcus extumidus
  • Pholcus fagei
  • Pholcus faveauxi
  • Pholcus fengcheng
  • Pholcus foliaceus
  • Pholcus fragillimus
  • Pholcus fuerteventurensis
  • Pholcus gajiensis
  • Pholcus ganziensis
  • Pholcus gaoi
  • Pholcus genuiformis
  • Pholcus gombak
  • Pholcus gomerae
  • Pholcus gosuensis
  • Pholcus gracillimus
  • Pholcus guadarfia
  • Pholcus guani
  • Pholcus gui
  • Pholcus guineensis
  • Pholcus halabala
  • Pholcus hamatus
  • Pholcus harveyi
  • Pholcus helenae
  • Pholcus henanensis
  • Pholcus hieroglyphicus
  • Pholcus higoensis
  • Pholcus hochiminhi
  • Pholcus hoyo
  • Pholcus huapingensis
  • Pholcus huberi
  • Pholcus hurau
  • Pholcus hyrcanus
  • Pholcus hytaspus
  • Pholcus imbricatus
  • Pholcus intricatus
  • Pholcus jaegeri
  • Pholcus jiaotu
  • Pholcus jinniu
  • Pholcus jinwum
  • Pholcus jiulong
  • Pholcus jiuwei
  • Pholcus jixianensis
  • Pholcus joreongensis
  • Pholcus jusahi
  • Pholcus juwangensis
  • Pholcus kakum
  • Pholcus kamkaly
  • Pholcus kandahar
  • Pholcus kangding
  • Pholcus kapuri
  • Pholcus karawari
  • Pholcus kerinci
  • Pholcus khene
  • Pholcus kihansi
  • Pholcus kimi
  • Pholcus kinabalu
  • Pholcus kindia
  • Pholcus kingi
  • Pholcus knoeseli
  • Pholcus koah
  • Pholcus koasati
  • Pholcus kohi
  • Pholcus kribi
  • Pholcus kui
  • Pholcus kunming
  • Pholcus kwamgumi
  • Pholcus kwanaksanensis
  • Pholcus kwangkyosanensis
  • Pholcus kyondo
  • Pholcus laksao
  • Pholcus lamperti
  • Pholcus lanieri
  • Pholcus ledang
  • Pholcus leruthi
  • Pholcus lexuancanhi
  • Pholcus lijiangensis
  • Pholcus lilangai
  • Pholcus lingulatus
  • Pholcus linzhou
  • Pholcus liui
  • Pholcus liutu
  • Pholcus lualaba
  • Pholcus luding
  • Pholcus luki
  • Pholcus lupanga
  • Pholcus luya
  • Pholcus madeirensis
  • Pholcus magnus
  • Pholcus malpaisensis
  • Pholcus manueli
  • Pholcus mao
  • Pholcus maronita
  • Pholcus mascaensis
  • Pholcus maturata
  • Pholcus mazumbai
  • Pholcus mbuti
  • Pholcus mecheria
  • Pholcus medicus
  • Pholcus medog
  • Pholcus mengla
  • Pholcus mentawir
  • Pholcus mianshanensis
  • Pholcus minang
  • Pholcus mirabilis
  • Pholcus moca
  • Pholcus montanus
  • Pholcus multidentatus
  • Pholcus muralicola
  • Pholcus nagasakiensis
  • Pholcus namkhan
  • Pholcus namou
  • Pholcus negara
  • Pholcus nenjukovi
  • Pholcus nkoetye
  • Pholcus nodong
  • Pholcus obscurus
  • Pholcus oculosus
  • Pholcus okgye
  • Pholcus opilionoides
  • Pholcus ornatus
  • Pholcus otomi
  • Pholcus ovatus
  • Pholcus pagbilao
  • Pholcus pakse
  • Pholcus palgongensis
  • Pholcus papilionis
  • Pholcus paralinzhou
  • Pholcus parayichengicus
  • Pholcus parkyeonensis
  • Pholcus parthicus
  • Pholcus parvus
  • Pholcus pennatus
  • Pholcus persicus
  • Long Bodied Cellar (Pholcus phalangioides)
  • Pholcus phami
  • Pholcus phoenixus
  • Pholcus phui
  • Pholcus phungiformes
  • Pholcus pingtung
  • Pholcus pojeonensis
  • Pholcus ponticus
  • Pholcus punu
  • Pholcus pyu
  • Pholcus qingchengensis
  • Pholcus quinghaiensis
  • Pholcus quinquenotatus
  • Pholcus rawiriae
  • Pholcus reevesi
  • Pholcus roquensis
  • Pholcus ruteng
  • Pholcus saaristoi
  • Pholcus sabah
  • Pholcus satun
  • Pholcus schawalleri
  • Pholcus schwendingeri
  • Pholcus sepaku
  • Pholcus shangrila
  • Pholcus shuangtu
  • Pholcus sidorenkoi
  • Pholcus silvai
  • Pholcus simbok
  • Pholcus singalang
  • Pholcus socheunensis
  • Pholcus sogdianae
  • Pholcus sokkrisanensis
  • Pholcus songi
  • Pholcus songxian
  • Pholcus soukous
  • Pholcus spasskyi
  • Pholcus spiliensis
  • Pholcus spilis
  • Pholcus steineri
  • Pholcus strandi
  • Pholcus sublaksao
  • Pholcus sublingulatus
  • Pholcus suboculosus
  • Pholcus subwuyiensis
  • Pholcus sudhami
  • Pholcus suizhongicus
  • Pholcus sumatraensis
  • Pholcus sveni
  • Pholcus taarab
  • Pholcus tahai
  • Pholcus taibaiensis
  • Pholcus taibeli
  • Pholcus taishan
  • Pholcus taita
  • Pholcus tenerifensis
  • Pholcus thakek
  • Pholcus tongi
  • Pholcus triangulatus
  • Pholcus tuoyuan
  • Pholcus turcicus
  • Pholcus tuyan
  • Pholcus twa
  • Pholcus uksuensis
  • Pholcus undatus
  • Pholcus varirata
  • Pholcus vatovae
  • Pholcus velitchkovskyi
  • Pholcus vesculus
  • Pholcus viveki
  • Pholcus wahehe
  • Pholcus wangi
  • Pholcus wangtian
  • Pholcus wangxidong
  • Pholcus woongil
  • Pholcus wuling
  • Pholcus wuyiensis
  • Pholcus xianrendong
  • Pholcus xiaotu
  • Pholcus xingren
  • Pholcus xingyi
  • Pholcus yangi
  • Pholcus yeoncheonensis
  • Pholcus yeongwol
  • Pholcus yi
  • Pholcus yichengicus
  • Pholcus yoshikurai
  • Pholcus youngae
  • Pholcus yuantu
  • Pholcus yugong
  • Pholcus yunnanensis
  • Pholcus zham
  • Pholcus zhangae
  • Pholcus zhaoi
  • Pholcus zhui
  • Pholcus zhuolu
  • Pholcus zichyi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They measure 0.23 – 0.39 inches (0.58 – 0.99 cm) on average, with males being smaller.

Color: Most of them have a brown or tan body with the color varying from one species to another. One of the significant species of this genus, the long-bodied cellar spider have a yellowish-brown with a gray patch on its cephalothorax.

Other Characteristic Features: Most species, particularly the long-bodied cellar spider has thin, long legs that have earned them the alternate name daddy-long-legs.

Eggs

Female spiders make silken sacs containing about 30 eggs, which hatch in four weeks. The number depends on the species of spiders as some spiders can make up to 3 pouches in their lifetime.

Spiderlings

After hatching, the spiderlings stay with their mother during the first week and then drift apart gradually. They go through about 5 or 6 molts and then mature into adults. Sibling cannibalism is common in them.

The Web

Their webs are generally loosely spun and flat, while some make irregularly-shaped ones.

Are Spiders of the Pholcus Genus Venomous

Contrary to what people believe, the spiders are not detrimental to people. They don’t have strong jaws to bite and harm humans.

Quick Facts

Distribution China, Taiwan, Laos, Philippines, Ethiopia, Canary Islands, Vietnam, Korea, Sumatra, Thailand, Japan,  USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Congo, Tanzania, and Iran
Habitat Damp places, garages, basements, barns, and sheds
Diet Insects and other spiders like house spiders, redback and huntsman spiders
Web Type Non-sticky webs
Lifespan Around 3 years

Did You Know

  • Some of the species of this genus are known as daddy long legs, but the same name is applicable for spiders of other genera as well, alongside other arthropods like the crane fly and harvestman.
  • French scientist and civil servant Baron Charles Athanase Walckenaer described this genus in 1805.

Image Credits: abugblog.blogspot.com

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