Nemastoma lugubre

Nemastoma lugubre is an harvestmen species found in the whole of Europe from the Arctic to the Mediterranean.

Nemastoma lugubre
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Opiliones
Family: Nemastomatidae
Genus: Nemastoma
N. lugubre
Binomial name
Nemastoma lugubre
(Müller, 1776)

The body is small and rotund and 2.5 mm long. It is black with two large white, pale yellow cream-coloured or silver patches on the cephalothorax. Some specimens lack the patches and are entirely black. The legs are short.


  • Nemastoma lugubre lugubre (Müller, 1776)
  • Nemastoma lugubre bimaculatum (Fabricius, 1775) — Europe
  • Nemastoma lugubre unicolor Roewer, 1914 — southern Europe