Calapnita deelemanae 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: 23-25

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10.5281/zenodo.273086

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scientific name

Calapnita deelemanae Huber, 2011
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Calapnita deelemanae Huber, 2011 

Fig. 9View FIGURES 3 – 12

Calapnita deelemanae Huber 2011: 59  , figs 72–73, 198–201 (♂♀).

Diagnosis. Males can be easily distinguished from C. subphyllicola  by bulbal appendix (pointed distally with small subdistal process, very similar to C. phasmoides  and C. anai  ; cf. Figs 101View FIGURES 98 – 106, 110View FIGURES 107 – 111); from C. anai  and C. phasmoides  by distally strongly bent procursus (figs 198–199 in Huber 2011; very similar to C. subphyllicola  ). Females of these four species appear indistinguishable externally, but the round internal membranous ‘sac’ of C. deelemanae  (fig. 201 in Huber 2011) might be distinctive.

New material examined. MALAYSIA-BORNEO: 2♂ 3♀, ZFMKAbout ZFMK (Ar 16001), Sabah, Mount Kinabalu , Poring Hot Springs , forest near beginning of Kipungit Trail (6.048°N, 116.706°E), 450 m a.s.l., on undersides of leaves, 7.viii.2014 (B.A. Huber, S.B. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ 7♀ 2 juvs in absolute ethanol, ZFMKAbout ZFMK (Bor 207), same dataGoogleMaps  . 1♂, RMNHAbout RMNH ( ARA 17804View Materials), Poring , fruit plantation, canopy fogging, 23.i.2001 (collector not given)  . 1♀, RMNHAbout RMNH ( ARA 17805View Materials), Poring Hot Springs (6.033°N, 116.833°E), canopy fogging Aglaia  sp., primary forest, 500–700 m a.s.l., 28.iii.1998 (A. Floren)GoogleMaps  . 1♂ 1♀ (2 vials), RMNHAbout RMNH ( ARA 17806–07), Kinabalu National Park, Monggis (6.220°N, 116.735°E; not as on labels: 6.083°N, 116.65°E), 23.ix.2006 (A. Floren)GoogleMaps  . 3♀ (2 vials), RMNHAbout RMNH ( ARA 17808–09), Kinabalu National Park (coordinates on label probably wrong: 6.083°N, 116.65°E), 16/ 17.ix.2006 (A. Floren)GoogleMaps  . 5♂ 4♀ 2 juvs, ZFMKAbout ZFMK (Ar 16002), Sabah, Sepilok, Rainforest Discovery Centre, forest along Pitta Trail (5.875– 5.878°N, 117.937– 117.942°E), 30 m a.s.l., on undersides of leaves, 9.viii.2014 (B.A. Huber, S.B. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ 1♀ 3 juvs in absolute ethanol, ZFMKAbout ZFMK (Bor 175), same data.GoogleMaps 

Notes. As mentioned in the original description, there is slight variation among males from different localities. This is confirmed by the new material: the appendix of males from Sepilok resembles that of males from the type locality (Danum Valley), while males from Mount Kinabalu appear identical to the single male specimen previously known from this locality (i.e., with slightly longer subdistal side branch on appendix). Tibia 1 in new material: 6 males: 6.7–7.9 (mean 7.4); 11 females: 5.6–6.9 (mean 6.3).

Natural history. At Poring, most specimens were found on large leaves along the trail near the park entrance; the species seemed to be much less abundant in the forest. At Sepilok, specimens were found on leaves of various monocot and dicot plants. Egg-sacs contained 9– 12 eggs each, consistently lined up in a single row ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 3 – 12).

Distribution. Widely distributed in Sabah, northeastern Borneo ( Fig. 281View FIGURE 281).

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Calapnita

Loc

Calapnita deelemanae Huber, 2011

Bernhard A. Huber 2017

2017
Loc

Calapnita deelemanae

Huber 2011: 59