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Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)

longbodied cellar spider

Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) Habitus

FAMILY: PHOLCIDAE C. L. Koch, 1851
    Genus: Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805
        Species: Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) LSID
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Common Names

Family Common Name:  cellar or daddylongleg spiders
Genus Common Name:  none
Species Common Name:  longbodied cellar spider

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Global Distribution: Cosmopolitan
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Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) seasonality


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Natural History & Image(s)

Feeding Guild: space web builders
Feeding guild when noted defined by Uetz, G. W., J. Halaj, and A. B. Cady. 1999. Guild structure of spiders in major crops. Journal of Arachnology 27:270-280. PDF
Habitat (published): (not yet published or unknown)
Habitat (<30 randomly chosen specimens): Under boards near buildings. Chaparral; In house;

Life & Natural History: (not yet recorded or unknown)

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Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) habitus
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Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) habitus
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Synonyms and Chresonyms

Pholcus phalangioides Fuesslin 1775 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:9734300
Aranea meticulosa Fourcroy 1785 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015242
Pholcus phalangioides Walckenaer 1805 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015253
Pholcus nemastomoides C. L. Koch 1837 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015275
Pholcus phalangioides Walckenaer 1837 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015264
Pholcus americanus Nicolet 1849 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015287
Pholcus atlanticus Hentz 1850 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015298
Pholcus phalangioides Blackwall 1864 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015309
Pholcus litoralis L. Koch 1867 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2014652
Pholcus litoralis L. Koch 1872 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2014663
Pholcus phalangioides O. P.-Cambridge 1879 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015320
Pholcus phalangioides Emerton 1882 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015331
Pholcus phalangioides Chyzer & Kulczynski 1891 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015342
Pholcus phalangioides Simon 1893 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015353
Pholcus phalangioides Bösenberg 1902 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015364
Pholcus phalangioides Emerton 1902 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015375
Pholcus phalangioides Simon 1914 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015386
Pholcus dubiomaculatus Mello-Leitao 1918 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015409
Pholcus phalangioides Mello-Leitao 1918 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015398
Pholcus phalangioides Simon & Fage 1922 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015420
Pholcus phalangioides Reimoser 1929 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015431
Pholcus communis Piza 1938 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015453
Pholcus phalangioides Bristowe 1938 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015442
Pholcus phalangioides Uyemura 1938 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015464
Pholcus phalangioides Soares 1944 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015475
Pholcus phalangioides Kaston 1948 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015486
Pholcus phalangioides Chrysanthus 1950 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015497
Pholcus phalangioides Locket & Millidge 1951 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015509
Pholcus phalangioides Wiehle 1953 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015520
Pholcus phalangioides Mikulska 1964 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015531
Pholcus phalangioides Braendegaard 1966 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015542
Pholcus phalangioides Lee 1966 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015553
Pholcus phalangioides Hickman 1967 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015564
Pholcus phalangioides Muller 1967 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015575
Pholcus phalangioides Loksa 1969 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015586
Pholcus phalangioides Cooke 1970 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015597
Pholcus phalangioides Miller 1971 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015607
Pholcus phalangioides Maughan & Fitch 1976 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015618
Pholcus phalangioides Paik 1978 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015629
Pholcus phalangioides Roberts 1985 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015640
Pholcus phalangioides Deeleman-Reinhold 1986 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015651
Pholcus phalangioides Yaginuma 1986 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015662
Pholcus phalangioides Wunderlich 1987 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015673
Pholcus phalangioides Chikuni 1989 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015684
Pholcus phalangioides Heimer 1990 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015695
Pholcus phalangioides Chen & Zhang 1991 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015706
Pholcus phalangioides Heimer & Nentwig 1991 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015717
Pholcus phalangioides Uhl 1994 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015730
Pholcus phalangioides Barrion & Litsinger 1995 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015763
Pholcus phalangioides Roberts 1995 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015752
Pholcus phalangioides Uhl, Huber & Rose 1995 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015741
Pholcus phalangioides Agnarsson 1996 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015774
Pholcus phalangioides Bartos 1997 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015785
Pholcus phalangioides Huber 1998 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:9734301
Pholcus phalangioides Roberts 1998 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015807
Pholcus phalangioides Huber 2000 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2015818
Pholcus phalangioides Senglet 2001 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2040776
Pholcus phalangioides Namkung 2002 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2062039
Pholcus phalangioides Lee & Kim 2003 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2011504
Pholcus phalangioides Namkung 2003 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2011505
Pholcus phalangioides Paquin & Dupérré 2003 urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:2011506
Pholcus phalangioides Almquist 2005

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Nomenclature and taxonomic references from the World Spider Catalog

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