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 2022): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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