Pelecopsis bucephala (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875)

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Description of Pelecopsis bucephala

Physical Characteristics

Female 2 to 3 mm.
Abdomen black with numerous small pits and a scutum.
Carapace orange-brown with numerous black dots arranged in radial stripes.
Legs and palps yellow-orange.

Male 2 to 3 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Head part dark brown and with nose-like protrusion on the clypeus and a large lump on top of which the middle eyes are located.


The portrayed specimens have been found on and around a house. No further information about the habitat is known.


Occurs in the Western Mediterranean area.


All year.