Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   68 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 2023): Italy (Sicily), Algeria?
Distribution List
Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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

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

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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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