Modisimus Simon, 1893

Huber, Bernhard A. & Kwapong, Peter, 2013, West African pholcid spiders: an overview, with descriptions of five new species (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 59, pp. 1-44 : 10

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.59

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6147657

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scientific name

Modisimus Simon, 1893
status

 

Modisimus Simon, 1893  

The pantropical M. culicinus (Simon, 1893)   is the only representative of this otherwise New World genus in Africa. It is probably not rare but due to its small size and cryptic lifestyle it has previously been recorded only twice from Africa (Congo DR and Kenya; Lessert 1938 – sub Hedypsilus lawrencei Lessert, 1938   – and Huber & Warui 2012). It is here newly recorded for West Africa ( Fig. 28 View Figs 27 - 28 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae