Calapnita semengoh Huber, 2011

Bernhard A. Huber, 2017, Revision and cladistic analysis of the Southeast Asian leaf-dwelling spider genus Calapnita Simon (Araneae, Pholcidae), Zootaxa 4219 (1), pp. 1-63: 23

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Calapnita semengoh Huber, 2011
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Calapnita semengoh Huber, 2011 

Figs 19View FIGURES 13 – 19, 72–80View FIGURES 72 – 80

Calapnita semengoh Huber, 2011: 55  , figs 45, 67–69, 189–193 (♂ ♀).

Diagnosis. Easily distinguished from closest known relatives ( C. bankirai  , C. bidayuh  , C. phyllicola  ) by extremely elongated male pedipalps and female external genitalia (figs 189–190, 192 in Huber 2011); from C. phyllicola  also by presence of split hair dorsally on procursus ( Figs 76–77View FIGURES 72 – 80); from C. bidayuh  also by absence of spine-like process distally on procursus. From other species of phyllicola  group (except C. bankirai  , C. bidayuh  , C. phyllicola  ) by shape of appendix (widely curved with two ventral tines; fig. 189 in Huber 2011), by male palpal tarsal organ on cylindrical process of tarsus ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 72 – 80), by serrated edge of embolus ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 72 – 80), and by drop-shaped pore plates (fig. 193 in Huber 2011).

New material examined. MALAYSIA-BORNEO: 10♂ 10♀, ZFMKAbout ZFMK ( Ar 15999–16000), and 1♂ 1♀, SMKAbout SMK, Sarawak, Semengoh  Arboretum (type locality), Masing Trail (1.397– 1.399°N, 110.317– 110.322°E), 60–80 m a.s.l., undersides of leaves, 17.vii.2014 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 4♂ 5♀ 2 juvs in absolute ethanol, ZFMKAbout ZFMK (Mal 228), same dataGoogleMaps  .

Notes. The original description failed to mention the single split hair dorso-distally on the procursus ( Figs 76– 77View FIGURES 72 – 80). Tibia 1 in 11 males: 8.6–9.5 (mean 9.2); 11 females: 7.1–7.7 (mean 7.4).

Natural history. All newly examined specimens were collected at a single large patch of herbaceous plants with large leaves in a swampy area of the forest. During several hours of collecting, no further specimens were found in other parts of the forest. At least some males were apparently without any web, but most specimens had sheets of fine silk directly attached to leaf surface (visible only from the side and against the light).

Distribution. Known from type locality in western Sarawak only ( Fig. 282View FIGURE 282).

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

SMK

Sarawak Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Calapnita

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Calapnita semengoh Huber, 2011

Bernhard A. Huber 2017

2017
Loc

Calapnita semengoh

Huber 2011: 55