Thymoites melloleitaoni ( Bristowe, 1938 )

Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2015, On the spider genus Thymoites in the Neotropical Region (Araneae, Theridiidae): nine new species, complementary descriptions and new records, Zootaxa 3972 (2), pp. 181-207: 198

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Thymoites melloleitaoni ( Bristowe, 1938 )
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Thymoites melloleitaoni ( Bristowe, 1938) 

Figs. 47 –48View FIGURES 44 – 48, 73–85View FIGURES 73 – 76View FIGURES 77 – 82View FIGURES 83 – 85, 87View FIGURES 86 – 89

Brontosauriella melloleitaoni Bristowe, 1938: 72  , f. 8–13 (Male holotype from “Santa Catharina  ”, Brazil, deposited in The Natural History Museum, London, not examined). Levi & Levi, 1962: 48, f. 131–132.

Thymoites melloleitaoni, Levi, 1964: 461  , f. 35–36 (Transf).

Diagnosis. The female of Thymoites melloleitaoni Bristowe, 1938  is close to T. mirus Levi, 1964  (see Levi, 1964: fig. 32, 33), by elongated spermathecae ( Figs. 47, 48View FIGURES 44 – 48), but differs from it in the shape of fertilization ducts and copulatory ducts ( Figs. 47, 48View FIGURES 44 – 48).

Description. Female (from Fazenda Itereí, IBSPAbout IBSP 166167): Total length 1.47. Carapace length 0.67, width 0.52. Clypeus height 0.14. Sternum length 0.33, width 0.39. Abdomen length 0.84, width 0.88, height 0.92. Leg formula I/IV/II/III; segment length (I/II/III/IV): femora 0.84 / 0.65 / 0.54 / 0.69; patellae + tibiae 0.81 / 0.63 / 0.44 / 0.69; metatarsi + tarsi 0.94 / 0.79 / 0.56 / 0.77; total 2.59 / 2.07 / 1.54 / 2.15. Carapace brown. Eyes margined with black. PME smaller than the other eyes. Chelicerae ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 73 – 76), endites ( Fig. 74View FIGURES 73 – 76) and labium brown. Sternum brown. Setae present at ocular area and in the middle portion of carapace. Legs brown, except coxae and femur pale yellow. Tarsal claw in the pedipalp developed ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 73 – 76). Abdomen subcircular, pale yellow. Spinnerets yellow. Epigynum ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 73 – 76) with spermathecae elongated and copulatory ducts non-sinuous ( Figs. 47, 48View FIGURES 44 – 48).

Male. Described by Bristowe (1938) and illustrated by Levi (1964: figs. 35, 36).

Remarks. Males and females were collected together in many localities in Brazil. The somatic morphology of the male and palp are also illustrated as a complement to Levi’s (1964) detailed description ( Figs. 77–85View FIGURES 77 – 82View FIGURES 83 – 85).

Material examined. BRAZIL. São Paulo: Miracatu (Fazenda Itereí, 24 °03’S; 47 ° 13 ’W), 20–26.IX. 2001, Equipe Biota leg., 1 M, 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166165), 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166166), 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166167), 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166168), 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166169), 2 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166170), 1 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166171), 2 M ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166172), 1 F ( IBSPAbout IBSP 166173). Paraná: Morretes (Instituto Agronômico do Paraná, IAPAR, Estação 2, 25º 28 ' 37 "S; 48 º 50 '04"W), 28, 29.X. 1995, A. B. Bonaldo leg., 1 M ( MCN 26949View Materials); Guaraqueçaba (Reserva Natural Serra do Itaqui, 25 ° 17 ’ 19 ”S; 48 ° 28 ’ 29 ”W), 19.IX. 2007, E. Álvarez leg., 1 M ( MCN 44562View Materials); 18.IX. 2007, I. Czisauskas leg., 1 M, 1 F ( MCN 45169View Materials); 19.IX. 2007, G. Perroni leg., 1 M ( MCN 45172View Materials); 19.IX. 2007, F. Raub leg., 1 M, 1 F ( MCN 45200View Materials); 18.IX. 2007, F. Raub leg., 1 M ( MCN 45207View Materials); 19.IX. 2007, F. Raub leg., 1 M, 2 F ( MCN 45208View Materials); 18.IX. 2007, L. Scheuermann leg., 1 M ( MCN 45247View Materials); 19.IX. 2007, I. Czisauskas leg., 1 M ( MCN 45290View Materials); 19.IX. 2007, I. Czisauskas leg., 1 M ( MCN 45293View Materials). Santa Catarina: Paulo Lopes (Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro  , 27 ° 57 ’ 43 ”S; 48 ° 41 ’02”W), 10–20.I. 2003, Equipe Biota leg., 1 M ( MCN 52010View Materials). Rio Grande do Sul: São Francisco de Paula (29 º 26 ' 53 "S; 50 º 35 '01"W), 02.IV. 20021, E. L. C. Silva leg., 1 M ( MCN 34932View Materials); 07.IV. 2003, E. L. C. Silva leg., 1 M ( MCN 35758View Materials); 24.V. 2003, E. L. C. Silva leg., 2 M, 3 F ( MCN 35761View Materials); 24.V. 2003, E. L. C. Silva leg., 1 M, 5 F ( MCN 35763View Materials); 26.XII. 2003, E. L. C. Silva leg., 1 M ( MCN 36774View Materials); ( FLONA de São Francisco de Paula, 29 º 26 ' 53 "S; 50 º 35 '01"W), 2004, R. Baldissera leg., 1 M, 2 F ( MCN 43245View Materials).

Distribution. Brazil (São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Theridiidae

Genus

Thymoites

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Thymoites melloleitaoni ( Bristowe, 1938 )

Rodrigues, Everton Nei Lopes & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2015

2015
Loc

Brontosauriella melloleitaoni

Levi 1962: 48Bristowe 1938: 72

1962
Loc

Thymoites melloleitaoni

Levi 1964: 461