Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   62 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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Malta
Distribution List
Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017; Dandria, 2001) |||

Dandria D (2001) Observations on the endemic Maltese trap-door spider Nemesia arboricola Pocock, 1903 (Araneae: Nemesiidae). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 3: 103-107 pdf

Decae A E (2012) Geography-related sub-generic diversity within the Mediterranean trapdoor spider genus Nemesia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 24-28 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

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

20-11-2021 Distribution update Detail
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