Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   61 species

Nemesia simoni  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874


Prosoma uniformly chocolate brown, head part distinctly elevated. Opisthosoma grey-brown with 4-5 dark, transverse spots.

Body length male: 10-15 mm

Prosoma hairless. Chelicerae with black bristles. Legs: patellae and tibiae usually spineless. Opisthosoma dark brown, dorsum with transverse bands.

Body length female: 15-25 mm
Additional information

Females compact, males with long legs. In burrows up to 30 cm deep in damp, shadowed localities, burrow closed with thin door attached on one side and camouflaged with various particles

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Spain, France
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Blasco-Feliu A (1986a) Les spermathèques des Nemesia (Araneae, Ctenizidae); valeur taxonomique de ce caractère. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (4) 8(A1): 343-350 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Frade M A, Bacelar A (1931b) Révision des Nemesia de la faune ibérique et description d'espèces nouvelles de ce genre. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (2) 3: 222-238 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zonstein S L (2017) Notes on Nemesia and Iberesia in the J. Murphy spider collection of the Manchester Museum (Araneae: Nemesiidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 47: 141-158 pdf

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