Chrysometa boraceia Levi, 1986

Simó, Miguel, Álvarez, Luis & Laborda, Álvaro, 2016, The orb-weaving spider genus Chrysometa in Uruguay: distribution and description of a new species (Araneae, Tetragnathidae), Zootaxa 4067 (5), pp. 589-593: 592

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Chrysometa boraceia Levi, 1986


Chrysometa boraceia Levi, 1986 

Material examined. Uruguay: Departamento Treinta y Tres, Quebrada de los Cuervos (32 ° 55 'S, 54 ° 27 'W), 01.XI. 2012, A. Laborda coll. FCE-Ar 5971 (2 males and 6 females); same data, 15–16.XII. 2013, FCE-Ar 5975 (3 males and 2 females).

Natural history. C. boraceia  was reported in Atlantic forest from southeastern Brazil ( Levi 1986) and in the Amazonian rainforest from northern Brazil ( Nogueira et al. 2011), inhabiting from low to median elevations (1600 m). In Paraguay the species were reported in shady habitats of humid forests from hilly areas at the east of the country ( Kochalka 1991). In Uruguay, as it was observed for C. pena  , specimens of C. boraceia  were found in ravines where webs are built near the ground next to watercourses. In this habitat both species where found in sympatry in Quebrada de los Cuervos.

Distribution. Known from Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4).