Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   61 species

Nemesia macrocephala  Ausserer, 1871


Prosoma brownish, covered with whitish hairs, cephalic part distinctly raised. Prosoma length: 10 mm. Legs: patella III with 2 prolateral spines, metatarsus III with 3 prolateral, 3 retrolateral and 5 ventral spines. Opisthosoma light brownish, with dark transverse stripes.

Body length female: 21-26 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy (Sicily), Malta, Algeria?
Distribution List
Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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

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

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

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