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: 3.5-4.0 mm
Additional information

This species of American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe and did establish (Nardi et al., 2023).

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): North America, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina. Introduced to Pacific Is., Galapagos Is., Macaronesia, Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Japan
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.

France   (Nardi et al., 2023) ||| Italy   (Nardi et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (Locket et al., 1974) |||

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 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

Nardi D, Pantini P, Rizzo P, Trespidi G, Turetta A, Barbieri G, Ballarin F (2023) A comprehensive update on the morphology and distribution of the invasive scaffold-web spider Eidmannella pallida (Araneae, Nesticidae) with a focus on new records from Italy. Zootaxa 5351: 221-264 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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