Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Eidmannella  Roewer, 1935   1 species

Eidmannella pallida  (Emerton, 1875)


Prosoma yellowish-brown, bright, with unpaired bristle posterior to anterior median eyes. Sternum light yellow. Legs light yellow, uniformly provided with long bristles. Tarsus IV with serrated bristles. Opisthosoma light grey, covered with long, fine hairs.

Body length male: 2.2-3.5 mm
Body length female: 3.5-4 mm
Additional information

cosmopolitan species of tropics and subtropics, occasionally in greenhouses

In Europe found in buildings, also troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

This species of North American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North America. Introduced to Pacific Is., Galapagos Is., Macaronesia, Spain, Italy, Japan
Distribution List
Italy   (Nardi et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Nardi D, Lami F, Pantini P, Marini L (2019) Using species-habitat networks to inform agricultural landscape management for spiders. Biological Conservation 239(108275): 1-8 pdf

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

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