Hexophthalma damarensis ( Lawrence, 1928 )

Lotz, Leon N., 2018, An update on the spider genus Hexophthalma (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with descriptions of new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 424, pp. 1-18: 9

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.424

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hexophthalma damarensis ( Lawrence, 1928 )
status

 

Hexophthalma damarensis ( Lawrence, 1928) 

Figs 9 View Figure , 19 View Figure , 25 View Figure

Sicarius damarensis Lawrence, 1928: 221  .

Sicarius damarensis  – Newlands 1986: 47. — Lotz 2012: 4.

Hexophthalma damarensis  – Magalhaes et al. 2017: 852.

Diagnosis

Female inner spermathecae unique, with short, bulbous, finger-like sacs that branch off the copulatory tube part, without reduced outer spermathecae ( Fig. 9 View Figure ). Male embolus ending in a thin, pointed apex; thicker basal part of embolus with a hump on one side, slightly basal from median ( Fig. 19 View Figure ); this is similar to in H. goanikontesensis  sp. nov. except that the thinner apical part lacks a basal embolus keel and the hump on the side of the thicker part is more basal.

Material examined

Holotype

NAMIBIA: ♀, Outjo [20°07′ S, 16°09′ E] ( SAMC 7057View Materials).GoogleMaps 

Other material

NAMIBIA: 1 ♂, Helio , 19°03′ S, 16°29′ E, 14 Feb.–23 Mar. 1987, E. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 40160View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, 1 imm., same data as for preceding but 8 Aug. 1987 – 27 Mar. 1988 ( NMNW 40986View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, same data as for preceding but 27 Mar.–4 May 1988 ( NMNW 41135View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Natural history

Hexophthalma damarensis  have been collected in Savanna biomes using pitfall traps.

Distribution

Hexophthalma damarensis  is distributed in the northern central part of Namibia ( Fig. 25 View Figure ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Hexophthalma

Loc

Hexophthalma damarensis ( Lawrence, 1928 )

Lotz, Leon N. 2018

2018
Loc

Sicarius damarensis

: 221

Loc

Sicarius damarensis

: 47 : 4

Loc

Hexophthalma damarensis

: 852