Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   70 species

Nemesia bristowei  Decae, 2005


Male palp light yellow. Embolus long, thin, slightly bent. Vulva with bipartite, thin, mushroom-shaped spermatheca. Prosoma light yellow-brown, without hairs, anterior lateral eyes directed anteriorly. Sternum light yellow, with black hairs. Chelicerae brown, with 6 teeth laterally on cheliceral furrow, fang uniformly toothed. Legs light yellow. Tibia I slightly bent inwardly. Opisthosoma bright grey-brown with darker spots. Spinnerets creamy yellow.

Body length male: 9.0-10.5 mm
Body length female: 12.0-17.0 mm
Additional information

Often in strongly sloped to overhanging clay grounds, also in buildings

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain (Majorca)
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.

Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Decae A E (2005) Trapdood spiders of the genus Nemesia Audouin, 1826 on Majorca and Ibiza: taxonomy, distribution and behaviour (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 145-168 pdf

Decae A E (2012) Geography-related sub-generic diversity within the Mediterranean trapdoor spider genus Nemesia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 24-28 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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