Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1869 / Hersiliola  Thorell, 1870   4 species

Hersiliola macullulata  (Dufour, 1831)


Palp: bulb simple, with discoidal tegulum wider than cymbium, embolus issues basally and encircles tegulum one and a half times, tegular apophysis hook-shaped. Prosoma 1.9 mm long.

Body length male: 4.3-4.5 mm

Epigyne: sclerotised plate wider than long, with a triangular septum and 2 lateral dimples. Vulva: 4 or more tight coils of ducts around spermathecal body. Prosoma 2-2.4 mm long, cephalic part elevated, thoracic part flat. Opisthosoma narrow in front, wider behind.

Body length female: 4.9-5.8 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, Algeria, Mali, Israel, Yemen, Iran
 male  female
Females probably all the year.
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Levy G (2003) Spiders of the families Anyphaenidae, Hahniidae, Ctenidae, Zoridae, and Hersiliidae (Araneae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 49: 1-31 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

06-12-2016 Datasheet update Detail