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 2024): Portugal, Spain, France (Corsica), Algeria, Greece
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.

Algeria   (Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Gavalas, 2023) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R, Gavalas I (2023) The spiders (Araneae) of the tiny Greek island Iraklia (Kiklades), with the descriptions of 5 new Harpactea species (Araneae: Dysderidae), 3 species new to Europe and 8 new to Greece. Parnassiana Archives 11 (Suppl. 1): 1-91 pdf

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

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