Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1870 / 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 2021): Spain, Northern Africa, Middle East, Iran
Females and males in spring and winter.
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| 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.) |||

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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf