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

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America. Introduced to Pacific Is., Galapagos Is., Macaronesia, Spain, Japan

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Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2