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Pholcidae Checklist: Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders

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31 July 2020

Daddy-long-legs spiders or cellar spiders from the family Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 are very often confused with other invertebrates with the same common name, such as harvestmen (Opiliones) and crane flies (Tipulidae).

Checklist

This page consists of a personal checklist of all Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders (Pholcidae) that I’ve encountered over the years. Please do not assume the identification of a spider simply based on the photographs here as identification is usually based on examination of minute parts of the spider such as the genitalia. Even experts may not be able to identify accurately based on photos alone.

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As most specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

Most identification of pholcids on this page were done with the kind help of Bernhard Huber – www.pholcidae.de. Many thanks!!

This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

View my complete Flickr photo set: Pholcidae – Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders.

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Family: Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850

Genus: Belisana Thorell, 1898

Daddy-Long-Legs Spider (Belisana cf. australis) - DSC_1865

Singapore: Belisana cf. australis Huber, 2001 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana cf. australis) - DSC_0596

Singapore: Belisana cf. australis Huber, 2001 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_0907

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_0941b

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_6506

West Malaysia: Belisana sp. ♂

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_8120

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-Long-Legs Spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_2970

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_3060

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_3055

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_9047

Singapore: Belisana sp. ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_8872b

West Malaysia: Belisana sp. ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_2871

East Malaysia: Belisana sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Belisana sp.) - DSC_5570

East Malaysia: Belisana sp.

Genus: Calapnita Simon, 1892

It is difficult to differentiate Calapnita from Nipisa based on photos alone, so the photos that could be from either genera are grouped together here.

Daddy-long-legs spider (Calapnita saluang or Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7502

West Malaysia: Calapnita saluang Huber, 2011 ♀ or
Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Calapnita saluang or Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7508

West Malaysia: Calapnita saluang Huber, 2011 ♀ or
Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Calapnita sp. or Nipisa sp.) - DSC_7545

Singapore: Calapnita sp. ♀ or
Nipisa sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Calapnita sp. or Nipisa sp.) - DSC_0969

Singapore: Calapnita sp. ♀ or
Nipisa sp. ♀

Genus: Cantikus Huber, 2018

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus halabala) - DSC_9828b

Singapore: Cantikus halabala (Huber, 2011) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus halabala) - DSC_9826

Singapore: Cantikus halabala (Huber, 2011) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus halabala) - DSC_2656b

West Malaysia: Cantikus halabala (Huber, 2011) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus halabala) - DSC_2663

West Malaysia: Cantikus halabala (Huber, 2011) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus ubin) - DSC_1726b

Singapore: Cantikus ubin (Huber, 2016) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus ubin) - DSC_1731

Singapore: Cantikus ubin (Huber, 2016) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus ubin) - DSC_1226

Singapore: Cantikus ubin (Huber, 2016) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Cantikus ubin) - DSC_1230

Singapore: Cantikus ubin (Huber, 2016) ♂

Genus: Holocneminus Berland, 1942

Daddy-long-legs spider (Holocneminus multiguttatus) - DSC_7195

Singapore: Holocneminus multiguttatus (Simon, 1905) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Holocneminus multiguttatus) - DSC_7177

Singapore: Holocneminus multiguttatus (Simon, 1905) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Holocneminus multiguttatus) - DSC_8866

Singapore: Holocneminus multiguttatus (Simon, 1905) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Holocneminus multiguttatus) - DSC_8878

Singapore: Holocneminus multiguttatus (Simon, 1905) ♂

Genus: Leptopholcus Simon, 1893

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Leptopholcus borneensis) - ESC_0138

Singapore: Leptopholcus borneensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986 ♀

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Leptopholcus borneensis) - ESC_0143

Singapore: Leptopholcus borneensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus sp.) - DSC_2446b

Singapore: Leptopholcus sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus sp.) - DSC_9322

Madagascar: Leptopholcus sp.

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus podophthalmus) - DSC_1304

Singapore: Leptopholcus podophthalmus (Simon, 1893) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus podophthalmus) - DSC_1315

Singapore: Leptopholcus podophthalmus (Simon, 1893) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus podophthalmus) - DSC_4060b

Singapore: Leptopholcus podophthalmus (Simon, 1893) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Leptopholcus podophthalmus) - DSC_8355

Singapore: Leptopholcus podophthalmus (Simon, 1893) ♂

Daddy-Long-Legs Spider (Leptopholcus podophthalmus) - DSC_3563

Singapore: Leptopholcus podophthalmus (Simon, 1893) ♂

Notice the triad of eyes mounted on eye stalks.

Genus: Litoporus Simon, 1893

Daddy long legs spider (Litoporus sp.) - DSC_1158

Peru: Litoporus sp. ♀

Genus: Meraha Huber, 2018

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. kipungit) - DSC_6773

East Malaysia: Meraha cf. kipungit (Huber, 2016) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. kipungit) - DSC_6782

East Malaysia: Meraha cf. kipungit (Huber, 2016) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. kipungit) - DSC_6262b

East Malaysia: Meraha cf. kipungit (Huber, 2016) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. kipungit) - DSC_6108

East Malaysia: Meraha cf. kipungit (Huber, 2016) sub ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. narathiwat) - DSC_1003

West Malaysia: Meraha narathiwat (Huber, 2016) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Meraha cf. narathiwat) - DSC_1008

West Malaysia: Meraha narathiwat (Huber, 2016) ♂

Genus: Mesabolivar González-Sponga, 1998

Daddy-long-legs spider (Mesabolivar huambisa or Mesabolivar acrensis) - DSC_2928

Peru: Mesabolivar huambisa Huber, 2000 ♂
or Mesabolivar acrensis Huber, 2018 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Mesabolivar huambisa or Mesabolivar acrensis) - DSC_4596

Peru: Mesabolivar huambisa Huber, 2000 ♀
or Mesabolivar acrensis Huber, 2018 ♀

Genus: Metagonia Simon, 1893

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_2076

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_2071

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_2999

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_3002

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_2060

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia cf. maldonado) - DSC_2057

Peru: Metagonia cf. maldonado Huber, 2000 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia sp.) - DSC_7729

Belize: Metagonia sp. ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Metagonia sp.) - DSC_9927

Belize: Metagonia sp. ♀

Genus: Modisimus Simon, 1893

Daddy-long-legs spider (Modisimus culicinus) - DSC_2253

Singapore: Modisimus culicinus (Simon, 1893) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Modisimus culicinus) - DSC_2189

Singapore: Modisimus culicinus (Simon, 1893) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Modisimus sp.) - DSC_7756

Belize: Modisimus sp. ♀

Genus: Nipisa Huber, 2018

See Calapnita

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa anai) - DSC_7086

Singapore: Nipisa anai (Huber, 2017) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa anai) - DSC_7051

Singapore: Nipisa anai (Huber, 2017) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa anai) - DSC_4837

Singapore: Nipisa anai (Huber, 2017) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa anai) - DSC_4839

Singapore: Nipisa anai (Huber, 2017) ♂

Daddy Long Leg Spider (Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7842

Singapore: Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♀

Daddy Long Leg Spider (Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7836

Singapore: Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♀

Daddy Long Leg Spider (Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7816

Singapore: Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♂

Daddy Long Leg Spider (Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_7817

Singapore: Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa phyllicola) - DSC_9838

Singapore: Nipisa phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Nipisa cf. phyllicola) - DSC_0236b

Singapore: Nipisa cf. phyllicola (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986) ♂

Genus: Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pholcus kohi) - DSC_9573

Singapore: Pholcus kohi Huber, 2011 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pholcus kohi) - DSC_9565

Singapore: Pholcus kohi Huber, 2011 ♀

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Pholcus cf. kohi) - DSC_7150

Singapore: Pholcus cf. kohi Huber, 2011 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pholcus kohi) - DSC_2526

Singapore: Pholcus kohi Huber, 2011 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pholcus cf. negara) - DSC_5664

East Malaysia: Pholcus negara Huber, 2011 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pholcus cf. negara) - DSC_5684

East Malaysia: Pholcus negara Huber, 2011 ♂

Genus: Physocyclus Simon, 1893

Cellar Spider (Physocyclus globosus) - DSC_8389

Singapore: Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874) ♀

Cellar Spider (Physocyclus globosus) - DSC_8384

Singapore: Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874) ♀

Genus: Pribumia Huber, 2018

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_2964

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♀

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_2968

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♀

Daddy-Long-Legs Spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_5350

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♀

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_0688

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_5865

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Pribumia atrigularis) - DSC_1195

Singapore: Pribumia atrigularis (Simon, 1901) ♂

Genus: Smeringopus Simon, 1890

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Smeringopus pallidus) - IMG_6785

Singapore: Smeringopus pallidus (Blackwall, 1858) ♀

Daddy Long Legs Spider (Smeringopus pallidus) - IMG_6783

Singapore: Smeringopus pallidus (Blackwall, 1858) ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Smeringopus sp.) - DSC_6541

Mozambique: Smeringopus sp. ♀

Genus: Uthina Simon, 1893

Daddy-long-legs spider (Uthina luzonica) - DSC_8433

Singapore: Uthina luzonica Simon, 1893 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Uthina luzonica) - DSC_2100

Singapore: Uthina luzonica Simon, 1893 ♀

Daddy-long-legs spider (Uthina luzonica) - DSC_8554

Singapore: Uthina luzonica Simon, 1893 ♂

Daddy-long-legs spider (Uthina luzonica) - DSC_8564

Singapore: Uthina luzonica Simon, 1893 ♂

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