Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1870 / Hersiliola  Thorell, 1870   4 species

Hersiliola simoni  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

Description
Male

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
Female

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, Northern Africa, Middle East, Iran
Females and males in spring and winter.
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Cyprus   ( Bosmans et al., 2019c; ) ||| Egypt   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Libya   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Morocco   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) |||
References

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

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2