Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1869 / Hersiliola  Thorell, 1870   4 species

Hersiliola simoni  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Palp: similar to H. macullulata, but tegulum larger, conductor almost as long as embolus, embolus issues apically and encircles tegulum in one circle, tegular apophysis hook-shaped, more sclerotized. Prosoma 1.6-2.1 mm long.

Body length male: 3.8-4.7 mm

Epigyne: similar to H. macullulata, the median septum, laterally extended, surrounds 2 lateral rounded dimples. Vulva: 3 tight coils of ducts around spermathecal body. Prosoma yellow, with dark patches. Prosoma 1.4-2.3 mm long. Legs yellow, with dark annulations. Opisthosoma yellow, with dark median pattern.

Body length female: 3.3-6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, Northern Africa, Middle East, Iran
Females and males in spring and winter.
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) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| 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 http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf