Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Nesticus  Thorell, 1869   12 species

Nesticus plesai  Dumitrescu, 1980


Prosoma 2 mm long. Characters as in female.


Very close to N. biroi. Prosoma 1.8 mm long. Prosoma and sternum reddish yellow, appendages darker. Prosoma and opisthosoma with grey pattern. Eyes well developed, ringed with black, PME 1.5 diameters apart.

Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Romania
Distribution List
Romania   (no references) |||

Dumitrescu M (1980) La monographie des représentants du genre Nesticus des grottes de Roumanie, IIe note. Travaux de l’Institut de Spéologie “Émile Racovitza” 19: 77-101 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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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