Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   69 species

Nemesia arboricola  Pocock, 1903


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 2024): Malta
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017; Dandria, 2001) |||

Cassar T, Mifsud D, Decae A E (2022) The Nemesia trapdoor spider fauna of the Maltese archipelago, with the description of two new species (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 806: 90-112 pdf

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

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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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