Segestriidae  Simon, 1893 / Segestria  Latreille, 1804   9 species

Segestria pusiola  Simon, 1882


Palp: bulb longer and much broader than tarsus, the embolus nearly straight, a little longer than the lobe, obtuse at the top. Prosoma 3 mm long.


Prosoma reddish-brown, with a borderline and some blackish streaks on cephalic part, covered with a very long whitish pubescence. Prosoma 3.3 mm long. Sternum brownish as coxa, darker in the front. Eyes: the medians oval, much larger than laterals, distance between medians and laterals about 0.5 diameter of medians. Chelicerae reddish-brown. Legs reddish-brown, femur, tibia and metatarsus with some annulations, metatarsus and tarsus I and II often uniformly darker, metatarsus I, II and III with 2 pairs of long lateral spines, a small apical spine and a median basal strong spine. Opisthosoma subcylindrical, light grey brownish, spotted with black on the sides, dorsally with a median lobed black band, ventrally with a thin brown line on both sides of spinnerets.

Body length female: 5-6 mm
Additional information

In forests.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Spain (incl. Balearic Is.), France (Corsica), Algeria
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Febrer J B, Barrientos J A (2021) Arañas (Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España), 4. Estudio del encinar de Alfurí y nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 38: 109-120 pdf

Simon E (1893) Histoire naturelle das araignées. Paris, 1: 257-488 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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