Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   55 species

Nemesia arboricola  Pocock, 1903


Male unknown.


Prosoma brownish, cephalic part raised. Prosoma length: 6.1-8.6 mm. Legs: all fermora spineless, anterior tibiae with 7 spines, tibia II with 2 spines, tibia IV with 5-7 spines, metatarsus II with 5 spines, metatarsus III with 6 spines, metatarsus IV with 4 spines. Opisthosoma brownish.

Body length female: 16-24 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Malta

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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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

11-02-2016 Datasheet update Old value
19-03-2013 Image insert