Nesticus eremita (Araneae: Nesticidae): redescription of a potentially invasive European spider found in New Zealand

TitleNesticus eremita (Araneae: Nesticidae): redescription of a potentially invasive European spider found in New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVink, C. J., & Dupérré N.
JournalJournal of Arachnology
Volume39
Pagination511-514
Date Published2011
KeywordsAnnual Report 2011-12, Cave Spider, Displacement, Invasive Species, Taxonomy, Theridiidae, Troglophile
Abstract

Nesticus eremita Simon 1879 is naturally found in caves in southern Europe. It has also invaded and established itself in Germany and has now been found in an abandoned air-raid tunnel in Auckland, New Zealand. A diagnosis, redescription, full synonymy and illustrations are presented to aid in the identification of this potentially invasive spider.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1636/A11-57.1