Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Nesticus  Thorell, 1869   11 species

Nesticus cellulanus  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Conductor elongated. Epigyne broad on anterior margin. Prosoma yellowish, with blackish pattern. Sternum light yellow, spotted black. Legs yellowish, annulated with black. Opisthosoma grey-yellow whitish with blackish spots.

Body length male: 3.7-4.5 mm
Body length female: 4-5.5 mm
Additional information

Often in caves, in basements, in open land in screes, on walls, sporadically also in forests. Criss-cross web with sticky droplets.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey. Introduced to North America
Phenology
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References

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Bürgis H (1989b) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde vom Heidenberg bei Lautertal-Raidelbach (nordwestlicher Odenwald), 4. Die Höhlenspinne Nesticus cellulanus (Clerck 1757) (Araneae: Nesticidae). Hess Faun Briefe 9: 56-63

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
24-04-2015 Distribution update Old value
16-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value