Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Pholcus phalangioides - Longbodied Cellar Spider

A new pholcid spider from Northeastern Kansas (Arachnida: Araneida)
By O. Eugene Maughan & Henry S. Fitch
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 49: 304-312, 1976

Revision and cladistic analysis of Pholcus and closely related taxa (Araneae, Pholcidae)
By Bernhard A. Huber
Bonner zoologische Monographien 58: 1-509, 2011
A really beautiful revision, it even includes color images.

Dr. Huber has all of his publications, including this one, available for download (or on request) from his Pholcidae website: (There isn't a separate URL for each page at his site, so I can only direct you to the main page. It's easy to find everything once you're there, though.)

Revisión taxonómica de Physocyclus Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Pholcidae), con la descripción de especies nuevas de México
By Valdez-Mondragón, A.
Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 2010
18: 3-80

Notes on the Neotropical spider genus Modisimus (Pholcidae, Araneae), with descriptions of thirteen new species from Costa Rica
By Huber, B.
Journal of Arachnology, 1998
26: 19-60

On the distinction between Modisimius and Hedypsilus (Araneae, Pholcidae), with notes on behavior and natural history
By Huber, B. A.
Zoologica Scripta , 1997
25: 233-240

The spider genus Metagonia (Araneae: Pholcidae) in North America, Central America, and the West Indies
By Gertsch, W. J.
Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs, 1986
1: 39-62

New World pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a revision at generic level
By Bernhard Huber
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 254, 2000

The identity of the small, widespread, synanthropic Pholcus (Araneae, Pholcidae) species in the northeastern United States
By Bruce Cutler
Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 110(1): 129-131, 2007