Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   61 species

Nemesia dubia  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874


Prosoma brownish, covered with yellowish white pubescence. Legs: femora dorsally darker, metatarsus I with 2 retrolateral spines, tibia I with 2-3 prolateral, 2 retrolateral and 3-5 ventral spines, tibia IV with lateral and ventral spines.

Body length male: 10-12 mm

Prosoma brownish, with indistinct patterm, partly covered with white pubescence. Legs: metatarsus IV with 2 prolateral and 7-8 ventral spines. Opisthosoma light brown, dorsum with dentate longitudinal band and oblique lateral lines.

Body length female: 15 mm
Additional information

In citrus groves

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Spain, France
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Blasco A (1986b) El género Nemesia Audouin 1925 [sic]. (Arachnida: Ctenizidae) en Cataluña. Publicaciones del Departamento de Zoología, Universidad de Barcelona 12: 41-49 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] 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

Mestre L, Piñol J, Barrientos J A, Cama A, Espadaler X (2012) Effects of ant competition and bird predation on the spider assemblage of a citrus grove. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 355-362 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

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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