Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1870 / 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 2022): Spain, Algeria, Mali, Israel, Yemen, Iran
 male  female
Females probably all the year.
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

06-12-2016 Datasheet update Detail