Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   62 species

Nemesia meridionalis  (Costa, 1835)


Cephalic part slightly raised. Prosoma length: 4.1 mm.

Body length male: 12.9-14 mm

Body covered with yellowish hairs. Prosoma length: 5.7 mm. Legs: metatarsus IV with prolateral, retrolateral and ventral spines, tibia IV with 1 dorsal spine and ventral side with 2 rows of spines., tibia IV slightly longer than metatarsus IV.

Body length female: 21-23 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, France, Italy, Algeria?
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, 2003) |||

Bosmans R (2003) A checklist of the spiders of Tunisia, with description of a new species of Palliduphantes Saaristo & Tanasevitch (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Kaupia - Darmstädter Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte 12: 89-109 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

Isaia M, Decae A (2012) Revalidation of Nemesia meridionalis Costa, 1835 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae), and first description of the male. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 280-284 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 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

02-08-2021 Distribution update Detail
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23-04-2013 Distribution update Detail
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