Agraecina scupiensis Deltshev

Deltshev, Christo & Wang, Chunxia, 2016, A new Agraecina spider species from the Balkan Peninsula (FYR Macedonia) (Araneae: Liocranidae), Zootaxa 4117 (1), pp. 135-140: 136-140

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scientific name

Agraecina scupiensis Deltshev
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sp. n.

Agraecina scupiensis Deltshev  , sp. n.

Figs 2–13View FIGURES 2 – 5View FIGURES 6 – 9View FIGURES 10 – 13

Agraecina  pr. hodna: Stefanovska et al. 2008: 37  .

Type material. Holotype ♂, FYR Macedonia, Skopje, Maxari (240 m a.s.l.), grass vegetation, 02.X. 2004  . Paratypes: 1 ♀, same data as for the holotype  ; 1 ♂, 19.IX. 2004, also from Maxari  ; 1 ♂, Skopje, Karpoš (253 m a.s.l.), grass vegetation, 23.VI. 2004 (all leg. D. Stefanovska)  .

Etymology. Derived from the Roman name of the city of Skopje - Scupi.

Diagnosis. Somatic characteristics of the new species correspond to those of the genus, but the genitalia differ from all other known species of the genus. Morphologically, the new species most closely resembles A. hodna Bosmans, 1999  and A. lineata (Simon, 1878)  , but the male is distinguished by the slender embolus, median apophysis with well-defined hook apically and thicker tibial apophysis ( Figs 4, 5View FIGURES 2 – 5, 10, 11View FIGURES 10 – 13); the female can be distinguished by the median septum strongly narrowing posteriorly, and the distinct curved and oblique spermathecae ( Figs 8, 9View FIGURES 6 – 9, 12, 13View FIGURES 10 – 13).

Description. Male holotype: Total length 4.68; prosoma, length 2.16, width 1.80; sternum length 1.36, width 1.08; opisthosoma, length 2.52.

Carapace yellowish, with anastomosing, radiating stripes ( Fig 2View FIGURES 2 – 5). All eyes subequal, except ALE whose diameter is about 30 % larger than that of other eyes. AME almost touching, separated from ALE by 1 / 2 their diameter. Clypeus slightly larger than diameter of AME. Chelicerae yellow, with three teeth along promarginal cheliceral rim, middle one largest, two teeth on retromarginal rim. Abdomen grey to pale grey ( Figs 2, 3View FIGURES 2 – 5). Legs yellowish to yellow-brown ( Figs 2, 3View FIGURES 2 – 5). Leg spination - fe: I p 2 d 4; II p 1 d 4; III p 1 d 4; IV p 3 d 2 r 3; pt: I d 1; II d 1; III p 1 d 1; IV p 1 d 1; ti: I p 3 v 4; II p 2 v 4; III p 2 d 2 r 2 v 3; IV p 4 d 2 r 2 v 3; mt: I p 2 r 1 v 2; II p 2 r 1 v 2; II p 3 r 3 v 4; IV p 4 r 4 v 4. Leg formula 4123, measurements as in Table 1.

Male palp ( Figs 4, 5View FIGURES 2 – 5, 10, 11View FIGURES 10 – 13): Tibial apophysis well presented, pointed. Median apophysis with long apical part curved as hook. Embolus oblique, long, thin.

Female paratype: Total length 5.04; prosoma, length 2.52, width 2.16; sternum length 1.26, width 1.08; opisthosoma, length 2.52. All characters as described for male ( Figs 6, 7View FIGURES 6 – 9). Leg measurements as in Table 2.

Epigyne and vulva ( Figs. 8, 9View FIGURES 6 – 9, 12, 13View FIGURES 10 – 13): with well-defined median septum, greatly narrowing posteriorly. Copulatory openings wide, sperm ducts arcuate, spermathecae curved and oblique.

Distribution. Known only from the type series localities within the city of Skopje ( Fig. 1).

TABLE 1. Agraecina scupiensis sp. nov., leg measurements (male holotype).

Legs Femur Patella Tibia Metatarsus Tarsus Total

TABLE 2. Agraecina scupiensis sp. nov., leg measurements (female paratype).

Legs Femur Patella Tibia Metatarsus Tarsus Total
AME

USA, Florida, Gainesville, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Allyn Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Liocranidae

Genus

Agraecina

Loc

Agraecina scupiensis Deltshev

Deltshev, Christo & Wang, Chunxia 2016
2016
Loc

Agraecina

Stefanovska 2008: 37