Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   54 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 2019): Italy (Sicily)

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. Bull Br Arachnol Soc 13: 133-137

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2