Hexophthalma albospinosa ( Purcell, 1908 )

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: 7-9

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

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scientific name

Hexophthalma albospinosa ( Purcell, 1908 )
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Hexophthalma albospinosa ( Purcell, 1908) 

Figs 6–8 View Figure , 17 View Figure , 25 View Figure

Sicarius albospinosus Purcell, 1908: 224  .

Sicarius albospinosus  – Lawrence 1938: 215. — Newlands 1986: 45. — Lotz 2012: 3.

Hexophthalma albospinosa  – Magalhaes et al. 2017: 851, figs 20A–B, 21A–B, 62A–C.

Revised diagnosis

Female inner spermathecae consist of long finger-like sacs that branch close to the copulatory tube end, similar to in H. hahni  except that the finger-like tubes are longer and thinner ( Figs 6–8 View Figure ). Male embolus consisting of a thin pointed apical part and straight-sided thicker basal section ( Fig. 17 View Figure ), similar to in H. hahni  except for the longer thin apical part in relation to the thicker basal part.

Material examined

Lectotype

NAMIBIA: ♀, Lüderitz Bay (Angra Pequena, Great Namaqualand [26°39′ S, 15°09′ E], Jan. 1904, L. Schultze leg. ( SAMC X150521).GoogleMaps 

Paralectotypes

NAMIBIA: 2 juv., same data as for lectotype ( SAMC X150521).GoogleMaps 

Other material

NAMIBIA: 1 ♂, Agate Beach, 2615Ca, 9 Oct. 1984, M. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 42838);  1 ♀, same data as for preceding ( NMNW 42927);  1 ♂, Atlas Bay, Diamond area I , 26°49′ S, 15°08′ E, 13–26 Nov. 1993, E. Marais leg. ( NMNW 43252);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, between Chameis Head and South Rock , 27°51′ S, 15°39′ E, 6 Aug. 1997, E. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 43810);GoogleMaps  1♀, 1 imm., Griffiths Bay, Diamond area 1 , 26°39′ S, 15°07′ E, 16 Jun. 1993, M. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 42894);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, Jammerbucht , 27°10′ S, 15°16′ E, 20 Jun. 1993, M. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 42912);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, 3 ♀♀, 4 imm., Klinghardts Mountain foothills, Diamond area 1 , 27°25′ S, 15°36′ E, 17–18 Jun. 1993, M. Griffin and E. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 42905, 42907);GoogleMaps  2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 2 imm., Lüderitz, Diamond area 2, Kowis Mountain , 26°38′25.7″ S, 15°20′46.7″ E, 22 Aug. 2006, EduVentures 9 leg. ( NMNW 47257View Materials, 47258View Materials);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, Lüderitz, Lüderitz Peninsula , 26°39′58.5″ S, 15°07′19.9″ E, 14 Dec. 2008 – 3 Feb. 2009, I. Wiesel, T.L. Bird and C. Bird leg. ( NMNW 47339);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, Lüderitz, Spergebiet National Park, base of Tsaukhaib Mountain , 26°43′01.1″ S, 15°40′05.2″ E, 20 May 2009, EduVentures leg. ( NMNW 47367View Materials);GoogleMaps  1 ♂, NamDeb southern mine, old articulated dumptruck , 30 Jan.–12 Feb. 1997, V. Ward and J. Daneel leg. ( NMNW 43565View Materials);  2 ♀♀, Oranjemund , 28.55° S, 16.43° E, Jan. 1991, N. Larson leg. ( PPRI 91/1530);GoogleMaps  1 ♀, Oranjemund site 3, NamDeb mine dumps , 2816Cb, 23–26 Jan. 1998, V. Ward leg. ( NMNW 43844View Materials);  1 ♂, Oranjemund mining area, control site 5, near Orange River , 20 Sept.–2 Oct. 1996, E. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 43554View Materials);  1 ♀, Orange River Mouth, coastal dunes , 2826Cb, 10 Nov. 1986, E. Griffin leg. ( NMNW 42957View Materials). 

Natural history

Hexophthalma albospinosa  have been collected in the Succulent Karoo biome, by pitfall traps and by hand from under rocks and old roofing tin.

Distribution

Hexophthalma albospinosa  is distributed along the southern coastal areas of Namibia ( Fig. 25 View Figure ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Hexophthalma

Loc

Hexophthalma albospinosa ( Purcell, 1908 )

Lotz, Leon N. 2018

2018
Loc

Sicarius albospinosus

: 224

Loc

Sicarius albospinosus

: 215 : 45 : 3

Loc

Hexophthalma albospinosa

: 851