Nemesiidae  Simon, 1889 / Nemesia  Audouin, 1826   65 species

Nemesia santeulalia  Decae, 2005


Vulva with potato-shaped spermatheca. Prosoma yellowish-brown, with dark brown area dorsally in the middle. Margin with thin, violet-black line, eyes forming a rectangle, anterior eyes grey, posterior eyes pearly. Sternum yellowish-brown, slightly darker on margins. Chelicerae dark brown, laterally with narrow band of white hairs, cheliceral furrow laterally with 6 teeth. Fang massive, blunt and smooth. Legs yellowish-brown, scopula on tarsus. Femur yellowish-brown, with dark longitudinal stripes on dorsal side. Tarsus and metatarsus I-II with scopula, reaching beyond tibia to patella. Opisthosoma covered with fine hairs, dorsally with dark spots and lines on lighter ground, ventrally light grey with yellow book lung covers.

Body length female: 18.0-23.0 mm
Additional information

Male unknown

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain (Ibiza)
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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zonstein S L (2017) Notes on Nemesia and Iberesia in the J. Murphy spider collection of the Manchester Museum (Araneae: Nemesiidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 47: 141-158 pdf

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