Segestriidae  Simon, 1893 / Segestria  Latreille, 1804   9 species

Segestria fusca  Simon, 1882


Palp: bulb longer and much broader than tarsus, the embolus nearly as long as the lobe, curved from the base and a little sinuous at the end. Prosoma 3 mm long. Metatarsus as in female, but with another subbasal lateral spine.


Prosoma reddish-brown, darker in the front with a thin black borderline, covered with a long whitish pubescence. Prosoma 3.4 mm long. Sternum nearly black. Eyes: the medians large, the laterals a little smaller, oval, interdistance medians to laterals about 0.5 diameter of medians. Chelicerae dark reddish-brown. Legs uniform reddish-brown, metatarsus I and II with 2 pairs of lateral spines and a small apical spine, but without basal median spine. Opisthosoma subcylindrical, very long, brown purplish, lighter on the sides.

Body length female: 6-8 mm
Additional information

In xerothermic areas: scrubland, cork oak forests, stony areas, under stones.

  No data
Distribution comment: Presence in Italy doubtful (Pantini & Isaia, 2015), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy
 male  female
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.

France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Berland L (1932) Les Arachnides (Scorpions, Araignées, etc.). In Encyclopédie entomologique. Paris, 16: 1-485 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-11-2015 Image insert
25-06-2013 Distribution update Detail