Pholcus

Pholcus is a genus of spiders in the family Pholcidae. Pholcus spiders have been sighted 93 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Pholcus includes 6 countries and 29 states in the United States. Pholcus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Pholcidae
  • Genus: Pholcus

Author

Charles Athanase Walckenaer, 1805

Sightings Overview

There have been 93 confirmed sightings of Pholcus, with the most recent sighting submitted on September 1, 2019 by Spider ID member aragog4life. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 93 sightings because of certain Pholcus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 45% of the time, Pholcus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 69)
  • Sex: 24 female and 12 male.
  • Environment: Pholcus has been sighted 10 times outdoors, and 59 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (10).

Location and Range

Pholcus has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, India, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Pholcus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Pholcus has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 7
  • February: 9
  • March: 18
  • April: 15
  • May: 14
  • June: 3
  • July: 7
  • August: 1
  • September: 2
  • October: 7
  • November: 3
  • December: 6

Pholcus Species


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