Calapnita subphyllicola Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986

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: 25

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273086

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scientific name

Calapnita subphyllicola Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986
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Calapnita subphyllicola Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986 

Figs 10View FIGURES 3 – 12, 81–97View FIGURES 81 – 88View FIGURES 89 – 97

Calapnita subphyllicola Deeleman-Reinhold 1986b: 217  , figs 40–44 (♂ ♀). Huber 2011: 61, figs 65, 74, 202–206.

Diagnosis. Males can be easily distinguished from closest known relatives ( C. anai  , C. deelemanae  , C. phasmoides  ) by bulbal appendix (three distinct tines instead of just one with tiny subdistal process; Figs 81–88View FIGURES 81 – 88, 93View FIGURES 89 – 97); from C. anai  and C. phasmoides  also by distally strongly bent procursus (figs 202–203 in Huber 2011; very similar to C. deelemanae  ). Females of these four species appear indistinguishable externally, but the crescentshaped internal membranous ‘sac’ of C. subphyllicola  (fig. 206 in Huber 2011) might be distinctive.

New material examined. PHILIPPINES, Mindanao: 1♂ 2♀ 2 juvs, ZFMK ( Ar 16003), Davao del Sur Prov., Malagos Watershed (7.184°N, 125.415°E), 390 m a.s.l., forest along river, on leaves, 14.ii.2014 (B.A. Huber, E.P. Mondejar)GoogleMaps  . 11♂ 17♀, ZFMK (Ar 16004–05), and 1♂ 1♀, MSU-IIT, Bukidnon Prov., Santo Domingo  (7.782°N, 125.397°E), 560 m a.s.l., forest remnant along brook, on leaves, 8–9.ii.2014 (B.A. Huber, E.P. Mondejar)GoogleMaps  ; 3♀ in absolute ethanol, ZFMK (Phi 282), same dataGoogleMaps  . 5♂ 2♀, ZFMK (Ar 16006), Bukidnon Prov., near Santo Domingo  , Malangob (7.789°N, 125.384°E), 570 m a.s.l., forest along brook, on leaves, 9.ii.2014 (B.A. Huber, E.P. Mondejar)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ in absolute ethanol, ZFMK (Phi 274), same dataGoogleMaps  . 4♂ 2♀, ZFMK (Ar 16007), Bukidnon Prov., near Santo Domingo  , Penolohan (7.769°N, 125.420°E), 640 m a.s.l., forest above Salug River , on leaves, 8.ii.2014 (B.A. Huber, E.P. Mondejar)GoogleMaps  ; 2♀ in absolute ethanol, ZFMK (Phi 276), same dataGoogleMaps  .

Assigned tentatively. PHILIPPINES, Mindanao: 2♀, ZFMK ( Ar 16 008), Maguindanao, Camp Abubakar (7.569°N, 124.320°E), 15.xii.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 5♂ 14♀, ZFMK (Ar 16009), and 1♂ 1♀ 15 juvs, MSU-IIT, Camp Abubakar (7.570°N, 124.320°E), 14.xii.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 6♂ 8♀ 14 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 16010), Marawi City, Mount Mupo (8.017°N, 124.296°E), 22.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 9♂ 25♀, ZFMK (Ar 16011), and 1♂ 1♀ 35 juvs, MSU-IIT, Mount Mupo (8.018°N, 124.301°E), 20.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 7♂ 11♀ 15 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 16012), Mount Mupo (8.022°N, 124.299°E), 19.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 1♂ 6♀ 11 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 16013), Mount Mupo (8.022°N, 124.299°E), 16.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 5♂ 7♀ 22 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 16014), Mount Mupo (8.018°N, 124.297°E), 21.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias)GoogleMaps  . 6♂ 15♀ 29 juvs, ZFMK (Ar 16015), Mount Mupo (8.021°N, 124.300°E), 17.xi.2014 (N.U. Elias).GoogleMaps 

Notes. Previously, this species was known from its type locality only (Langub, near Davao). The new material is partly from very close to the type locality (Malagos; ~ 20 km NW of Langub), partly from localities further north and west (up to ~ 170 km from Langub). There is slight variation in the shape of the appendix, both within and among localities, but a significant separation seems to exist between eastern localities (Langub, Malagos, Santo Domingo  ; Figs 81–84View FIGURES 81 – 88) and western localities (Mount Mupo, Camp Abubakar; Figs 85–88View FIGURES 81 – 88). Since no or only minimal further morphological differences were seen in the male palp and in the internal female genitalia, the western populations are here tentatively assigned to this species pending further collecting and study. Tibia 1 in new material: 31 males: 8.2–11.2 (mean 9.2); 50 females: 6.2–7.5 (mean 6.9).

Natural history. At Malangob, this species shared plants (and sometimes individual leaves) with Pholcus domingo Huber. Two  egg-sacs contained 9 eggs each, perfectly lined up in a single row ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 3 – 12).

Distribution. Widely distributed in Mindanao ( Fig. 281View FIGURE 281), but possibly absent from eastern Mindanao (not found at Maragusan  , Mount Mayo, and Mount Hamiguitan) and from southern Mindanao (not found on Mount Matutum).

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Calapnita

Loc

Calapnita subphyllicola Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986

Bernhard A. Huber 2017
2017
Loc

Calapnita subphyllicola

Huber 2011: 61
Deeleman-Reinhold 1986: 217
2011