Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   62 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

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain (Majorca)
Distribution List
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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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