Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009

Robert Bosmans, 2011, On some new or rare spider species from Lesbos, Greece (Araneae: Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Corinnidae, Gnaphosidae, Liocranidae), Arachnologische Mitteilungen 40 (1), pp. 15-22: 20

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Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009
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Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009  ( Figs. 15-16View Figures 15 - 16)

Arabelia  pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009:51  , Figs. 2View Figures 1 - 5 K, 7View Figures 6 A-G, 8View Figures 6 H, 9View Figures 6 (descr. female).

Remark The female of this species was recently described by BOSSELAERS (2009), based on material from Rhodes and Lesbos. Later, the corresponding male appeared to be present in the material from Lesbos as well and it is described here for the first time. Somatic morphology is the same as in the female, except as indicated below.

Diagnosis The male of this species is recognised by the short, pointed tibial apophysis and the small sperm duct tooth. For a description of the female, see BOSSE­ LAERS (2009).

Description of the unknown male Colour: As in female, but femora and patella of legs I -II somewhat infuscate, contrasting with paler remaining segments.

Measurements (1 male): Total length 3.5; prosoma 1.36 long, 1.21 wide. Leg measurements as inTable 7, leg spination as in Tab. 8.

Malepalp ( Figs. 15-16View Figures 15 - 16):Tibia with small, pointed retrolateral apophysis. Bulbus ovoid, without apophyses, only with small, anterolateral sperm duct tooth.

Material examined

Agiasos: Agiasos NW, Voula (N 39°06’26” E 26°21'14”), 350 m, 1 male, 1.IV.2008, dense Pinus  forest along rivulet, 1.IV.2008, L. Baert leg.; deposited in KBIN.

Distribution Greece (Rhodes, Lesbos) and Cyprus.

Ecology Females were always collected together with ants, the only male collected was found in a termite nest.

KBIN

Belgium, Brussels, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Liocranidae

Genus

Arabelia

Loc

Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009

Robert Bosmans 2011

2011
Loc

pheidoleicomes

Bosselaers 2009: 51

2009