Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   65 species

Nemesia sanzoi  Fage, 1917


Palp male: yellow-brown with strongly spined tibia. Bulbus thin and bent, with longitudinal furrows. Prosoma yellow, with dark margin, head region anteriorly and laterally grey, dorsally bright, yellow. Fovea T-shaped and strongly bent, eyes closely together. Sternum yellow. Chelicerae brown. Legs yellow-brown. Tibia I with robust thorn slightly bent toward dorsal. Opisthosoma grey, with irregular dark spots. Spinnerets cream-white.

Body length male: 9.2-10.9 mm
Body length female: 14-15.5 mm
Additional information

On rocky underground with bushes and grass

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy (Sicily)
Distribution List
Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Decae A E, Di Franco F (2005) Nemisia sanzoi Fage, 1917 (Araneae, Nemesiidae): first description of the male and some additional information on the female, distribution and biology of the species. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 133-137 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