Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927

Lotz, L. N., 2017, An update on the spider genus Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with description of seven new species, Zootaxa 4341 (4), pp. 475-494: 486-489

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Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927
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Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927 

( FIGS 14View FIGURES 1 – 18, 33View FIGURES 19 – 37)

Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927: 6  ; Newlands, 1986: 71, f. 43–45; Lotz, 2012: 31; Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017: 855, f. 8A–E, 18I, 63A.

Loxosceles spiniceps  — Lawrence, 1952: 187, f. 7; Newlands, 1986: 75, f. 49–51 (syn.). Loxosceles spinulosa  — Newlands, 1975: 144 (misidentified).

Specimens studied. ANGOLA: 1♀, 6.4kM SOUTHEAST Of CAHAMA, [cA. 16°19’S, 14°22’E], 18.V.1958, E.S. ROSS & R.EGoogleMaps  . LEECH LEG. ( CASAbout CAS); 1♀, 38.4KM SOUTHEAST OF CHIBIA, [CA. 15°11’S, 13°42’E], 19.V.1958, E.SGoogleMaps  . ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. ( CASAbout CAS); BOTSWANA: 1♀  , DUKWE (NR MAUN), [CA. 20°35’S, 25°59’E], 24.II.1970, E.S. ROSS LEG. (CAS); 4♂, 6♀ AND 8 IMM., DROTSKY CAVE, 2021AB, 11–14.VII.1993, E. MARAIS LEG. (SMN 43040); 10♂, 5♀ AND 5 IMM., FRANcISTOWN, SELkIRk MINE, 21°18’S, 27°46’EGoogleMaps  , 6.IV–22.VII.2008 D.H. JAcObS LEG. (AcAT 2008/5176), 21°20’S, 27°42’E, 30.X–6.XI.2007 (AcAT 2008/5177), 21°18’S, 27°44’E, 28.III–5.IV.2008 (AcAT 2008/5178), 21°19’S, 27°44’E, 28.III–5.IV.2008 (AcAT 2008/5179), 21°18’S, 27°45’E, 28.III–5.IV.2008 (AcAT 2008/5180), 21°19’S, 27°44’E, 30.X–6.XI.2007 (AcAT 2009/1246), 21°19’S, 27°43’E, 29.II–4.III.2009 (AcAT 2009/1247), 21°18’S, 27°45’E, 6.IV–22.VII.2008, (ACAT 2009/1248, 2010/5060); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., MOREMI NATURE RESERVE, 19°17’S, 23°17’E, 7.III.1983, R. HARRIS LEG. (ACAT 83/267); 4♀ AND 1 IMM, NGAMILAND, GEWIHABA CAVE, 20°01’S, 21°21’E, 12.VII.1993, J. IRISH LEG. (NMBA 7371); 1♂, OKAVANGO DELTAAbout DELTA  , POM POM, 19°23’S, 22°41’E, 17.VIII.2001, E. KASSIMATIS LEG. (ACAT 2007/2522); 1♀, OKAVANGO DELTAAbout DELTA  , NEAR SHAKAWE, LESIDENG RESEARCH CAMP, 18°26’S, 21°54’E, 26–29.XI.2006, C. HADDAD LEG. (NMBA 10447); 1♀, SHAKAWE, 18°29’S, 21°53’E, 18.VI.1999, C. HADDAD LEG. (NMBA 10158); 1♂ AND 1♀, WA-DOOM CAVE, 2021AB, 13.VII.1983, E. MARAIS LEG. ( SMNAbout SMN 43042View Materials); DEMOcRATIc REpUbLIc Of CONGO: 1♀, 12.8kM SOUTHWEST Of PWETO, [cA. 08°34’S, 28°49’E], 15.I.1958, E.SGoogleMaps  . ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. (CAS); MALAWI: 1♂, 9.6KM NORTH OF EKWEDENI, [CA. 11°17’S, 33°53’E], 21.II.1958, E.SGoogleMaps  . ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. ( CASAbout CAS); MOzAMBIqUE: 1♂, BAzERUTO ISLAND, 2135CB, 18–20.IV.1989, D.G  . BROADLEY LEG. (NMZ/A 7298); NAMIBIA: 1♀ LECTOTYPE, ANDONI, [18°35’S, 16°42’E] (SAM-ENW-B005925)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, BUSHMANLAND, KREMETARTKOP, 1920DD, 19.VI.1984, E. GRIFFIN LEG. (SMN 41642); 1♀ AND 4 IMM., ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, ACHAWACHAB CAVE, 19°13’S, 16°43’E, 21.VII.1995, E. MARAIS LEG., J. IRISH LEG. (SMN 43475) (NMBA 8601); 3♂, 2♀ AND 7 IMM, GROOTFONTEIN, KIMBERLITE CAVE, 1918AC, 27.VII.1995, E. MARAIS LEG. (SMN 43469, 43470); 1♀, HEREROLANd, WHERE OTjINOkO RIvER jOINS EISEb RIvER, 20°40’S, 20°09’E, 18.XI–15.XII.1988, E. MARAIS & M. PAxTON LEG. (SMN 42051); 1♀, SANDFONTEIN, [28°42’S, 18°33’E], I.1921, S. GILLMAN LEG. (SAM B5639); 1♀, WATERBERG, [2017AD], II.1920, R.W. TUCKER LEG. (SAM B5132); 1♂, WESTERN CAPRIVI, 17°30’S, 23°00’E, I.1989, JGoogleMaps  . EVANS LEG. (ACAT 89/897); 1♀, WEST CAPRIVI  , OMEGA BASE, 18°02’S, 22°13’E, 7.IV.1990, E. MARAIS LEG. (SMN 41798); SOUTH AFRICA: FREE STATE PROVINCE, 1♀, BENFONTEIN, 28°49’S, 24°49’E, 1.III.1981, SGoogleMaps  . ERASMUS LEG. (ACAT 2004/532); 4♂, 5♀ AND 1 IMM., BLOEMFONTEIN, 29°08’S, 26°10’E, 7.IV.1987, 18.V.1987, VIII.1988, D.J. KOK LEG., 20.VII.1989, 20.II.1990, 9.VII.1991, IX.1987, J. dU PREEz LEG., 25.IV.1994, R. OUzMAN LEG., 15.III.2010, B. vAN ESSIN LEG. (NMBA 1920, 1921, 2663, 2909, 5010, 5260, 5423, 10162, 8053, 16393); 5♂, 3♀ AND 10 IMM., BLOEMfONTEIN, LANGENHOvENpARk, 29°08’S, 26°10’E, 12.XI.2005, 28.I.2007, 3.IX.2007, 10.IV.2008, 23.III.2010, 30.X.2010, 18.X.2010, C. HADDAD LEG. (NMBA 9769, 10444, 10692, 11611, 15265, 15859, 16462); 1♂ AND 1 IMM., BOSHOF, STOWLANDS 719, 27°54’S, 25°12’E, 23.V.1998, L.N. LOTz LEG. (NMBA 8708); 2♀, BRANDFORT, AMANzI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, 28°35’S, 26°26’E, 27.II.2012, V. BUTLER LEG. (NMBA 16401); 1♂ AND 1♀, BRANDFORT, FLORISBAD, 28°46’S, 26°05’E, 30.VIII.1988, L.N. LOTz LEG. (NMBA 2669), 2.III.1999 (NMBA 8861); 4♂, 3♀ AND 5 IMM., HOOpSTAd, SANdvELd NATURE RESERvE, 27°39’S, 25°42’E, 25.X.2003, C. HAddAd LEG. (NMBA 10117), 22.IX.2003 (NMBA 10154), 13.III.2008, L.N. LOTz LEG. (NMBA 11744), 19.III.2008 (NMBA 11942); 1♂, PETRUSbURG, STERkfONTEIN, 29°11’S, 25°17’E, 8.IV.2010, M. PIENAAR LEG. ( NMBA 15268View Materials); KWAZULU-NATAL PROvINcE, 3♂, 9♀, INGWAvUMA, NdUMO GAME RESERvE, 26°53’S, 32°18’EGoogleMaps  , 9.II.2005, C. HAddAd LEG. (NMBA 9777), 7.VII.2000 (NMBA 10155), 6.VII.2004 (NMBA 10679), 12.I.2007 (NMBA 14711), 30.VI.2009 (NMBA 14714), 4.VII.2009, C. HAddAd, R. LYLE & V. BUTLER LEG. (AcAT 2005/1851), 19.VI.2006, C. HAddAd & F. JORdAAN LEG. (ACAT 2006/1274); 1♀, 1♂, UBOMBO, MKHUzE GAME RESERVE, 27°38’S, 32°15’E, 22.I.2006, E. GROBBELAAR LEG. (ACAT 2010/993), 27°36’S, 32°13’E, 18.VIII.2007, C. SMITH LEG. (ACAT 2008/4658); LIMPOPO PROVINCE, 1♂, 1♀ ANd 1 IMMAbout IMM  ., AcAcIA LOdGE GAME RESERvE, 20kM NORTHEAST Of THAbAzIMbI, 24°34’S, 27°22’E, 14.IX.2005, D. PENNEY & A.SGoogleMaps  . DIPPENAAR LEG. (ACAT 2010/1477); 1♀, 14KM WEST OF BEIT BRIDGE, 22°04’S, 29°50’E, 28.I.1993, B. GROBBELAAR LEG. (ACAT 92/598); 7♂, BLOUBERG NATURE RESERVE, 23°01’S, 29°04’E, 29.XI.2005, S.H. FOORD LEG. (AcAT 2008/3287), 26.III.2006 (AcAT 2 009/1783), 1.III.2006, S.H. FOORd & E.M. STAM LEG. (AcAT 2 009/1930), P. TSHIvHANdEkANO LEG. (AcAT 2009/2093), 25.III.2006, V. GALEbE LEG. (AcAT 2009/2369), 22°59’S, 29°08’E, 26.III.2006, S.H. FOORD LEG. (ACAT 2009/2370); 5♂, 21♀ AND 9 IMM., DENDRON, AMSTERDAM, 23°22’S, 29°19’E, V.1969, PETRUS LEG. (AcAT 76/426), 12.VI.1969 (AcAT 76/488), 6.XI.1969 (AcAT 76/1151), IV–XI.1970 (AcAT 77/100), 5.V.1971 (AcAT 77/102), XI.1970, J. VILjOEN LEG. (AcAT 77/105), 15.IV.1974, A.S. DIppENAAR LEG. (AcAT 79/195); 1♀, DWARSRIVIER, 56KM SOUTH OF LOUIS TRICHARDT, [CA. 23°31’S, 29°43’E], 26.III.1958, E.S. ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. (CAS); 3♂, HOEDSPRUIT, 24°20’S, 30°56’E, 15.I.1995, J. GROBBELAAR LEG. (ACAT 95/178), 15.III.2006, I. ROESCH LEG. (ACAT 2010/621); 1♂, 5♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 5KM NORTHEAST OF BATELEUR CAMP, 23°12’S, 31°13’E, 5.I.2007GoogleMaps  , SPIDER CLUB LEG. (ACAT 2010/5377); 15♂, 9♀ AND 9 IMM., KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LETABA AIRSTRIP, CA. 5KM NORTH Of LETAbA CAMp, 23°50’S, 31°34’E, 24–29.X.2005, I. ENGELbREcHT & MGoogleMaps  . PAULSEN LEG. (AcAT 2006/1313, 2007/2285, 2007/2286, 2007/2287); 2♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, NEAR PAFURI, 22°28’S, 31°18’E, 14.I.2007, A. LEROY LEG. (ACAT 98/399); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 20KM SOUTHEAST OF SHINGWEDzI CAMP, 23°13’S, 31°34’E, 2.I.2007GoogleMaps  , SPIDER CLUB LEG. (ACAT 2010/1287); 5♀ AND 4 IMM., KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 15KM SOUTHWEST OF SHINGWEdzI CAMp, 23°10’S, 31°18’E, 2.I.2007, SpIdER CLUb LEG. (AcAT 2010/2683), 5.I.2007 (AcAT 2010/5367); 1♀, LEOPARD CREEK NATURE RESERVE, CALEDONIA, 23°50’S, 27°57’E, 12.II.2009, S.H. FOORD LEG. (ACAT 2010/4907); 1♀, LIMPOPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, 22°13’S, 29°08’E, 27.IV.1997, JGoogleMaps  . LEEMING LEG. (ACAT 2010/189); 1♀, LONDOLOzI, 24°52’S, 31°32’E, 19.IV.1990, L. PRENDINI LEG. (ACAT 90/167); 4♀, LONDON 555, 14KM FROM NABOOMSPRUIT, 24°30’S, 28°43’E X.2005, D. FUCHS LEG. (ACAT 2009/4416); 1♂, 1♀, 29KM SOUTH OF LOUIS TRICHARDT, [CA. 23°21’S, 29°48’E], 25.III.1958, E.S. ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. (CAS); 1♀, MARKEN, 23°36’S, 28°24’E, 25.V.1990, M. FILMER LEG. (ACAT 90/396); 1♂, 1♀, ONS EIGEGROND, 40KM WEST OF MESSINA, 22°20’S, 30°02’E, 16.VI.1979, M. STILLER LEG. (ACAT 83/213, 83/214); 1♀, PAFURI, WALLER’S CAMP, 22°26’S, 30°55’E, 20.II.2008, S.H. FOORD LEG. (ACAT 2010/2244); 1♂, PIETERSBURG, 24°10’S, 29°00’E, 13.III.1998, C. SPIES LEG. (ACAT 98/338); 2♀, POTGIETERSRUS, DRIEFONTEIN 317, 24°26’S, 28°45’E, VIII.2007, C. KOORTzEN LEG. (NMBA 10693); 2♂, 4♀ AND 1 IMM., ROCHDALE NEAR WATERPOORT, 22°32’S, 29°25’E, 4.IV.1993, J. LEROY LEG. (ACAT 2000/ 47), A. LEROY LEG. (AcAT 2000/48), 3–4.IV.1998, W. CROUcAMp LEG. (AcAT 2007/1618, 2007/1622), 3.XII.1998 (ACAT 2000/49); 2♀, SOUTPANSBERG, BERGPAN, 23°24’S, 30°56’E, 18, 19.III.2006, R. GALLON LEG. (ACAT 2008/3023, 2008/3024); 1♀, SPRINBOKVLAKTE, SETTLERS, TUINPLAAS, 24°54’S, 28°44’E, 11.VI.2002, M. VAN JAARSVELD LEG. (ACAT 2003/490); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., VENETIA, 22°19’S, 29°20’E, 24.III.2008, S.H. FOORD LEG. (ACAT 2010/2057); 1♂, VHEMBI BIOSPHERE, BRISTOW FARM BRI 6, 23°10’S, 29°46’E, 4.I.2012, C. SCHOEMAN LEG. (ACAT 2015/641); 1♀, WARMBAD, LEEUDORINGS, 24°53’S, 28°18’E, 10.III.1980, D. UYS LEG. ( ACAT 82 /198); MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, 2♀, ALTHORPE, 10KM EAST OF KAAPMUIDEN, 25°32’S, 31°20’E, 13.IV.1979, MGoogleMaps  . STILLER LEG. (ACAT 83/212); 1♀, GROBLERSDAL, VAALFONTEIN, 25°10’S, 29°24’E, 19.I.1981, D. UYS LEG. (ACAT 86/126); 1♀, KAAPMUIDEN, [25°32’S, 31°20’E], XI.1918, R.W. TUCKER LEG. (SAM B4295); 5♂ AND 1 IMM., KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 24°59’S, 31°35’E, 1.VIII.2005, 29. IX.2 0 0 5, K. HARRIS LEG. (ACAT 2008/4474, 2008/4475, 2008/4476, 2008/4477); 1♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARk, 17kM NORTH Of CROcOdILE BRIdGE, [25°16’S, 31°56’E], 29.XII.2003, MGoogleMaps  . PAULSEN LEG. (AcAT 2004/ 397); 1♂, 1♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LWAKAHLE, 25°19’S, 31°34’E, 25–30.VI.2007, G. ELLIS LEG. (ACAT 2008/908); 1♂, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SABIPOORT CAMP, 25°09’S, 31°59’E, 9–14.VII.2007, G. ELLIS LEG. (ACAT 2008/909); 1♂, 1♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SATARA, 24°37’S, 31°53’E, 2–7.VII.2007, G. ELLIS LEG. (ACAT 2008/78, 2008/907); 6♂, 6♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARk, SkUkUzA CAMp, 24°59’S, 31°36’E, 20.IV.1998, A. LEROY LEG. (AcAT 2007/1616), 26.IV.1998, J. LEROY LEG. (AcAT 2007/1617), 1.VIII.2005, K. HARRIS LEG. (AcAT 2007/4231), 29.IX.2005 (AcAT 2007/4232, 2007/4233, 2007/4234), 27.I.2006 (ACAT 2009/2492, 2009/2493, 2009/2495); 7♂, 3♀, KRUGER NATIONAL PARk, VUTOME, 24°36’S, 31°48’E, 2–7.VII.2007, G. ELLIS LEG. (AcAT 2008/79), 25°14’S, 32°05’E, 18– 23.VI.2007, (ACAT 2008/903, 2008/904, 2008/905, 2008/906, 2008/919); 3♂, 3♀ AND 1 IMM., MARBLE HALL, 24°58’S, 29°18’E, 15.V.2002, M. MELLET LEG. (AcAT 2004/1206), 15.IV.2003 (AcAT 2004/1207); NORTHERN CApE PROVINCE, 1♀  , HERBERT, DOUGLAS, 29°03’S, 23°47’E, 11.IV.2001, F. VAN DEVENTER LEG. (NMBA 10157); 1♀, HERBERT, GEELKOPPIES, 28°44’S, 23°53’E, 26.IV.2002, C. HADDAD LEG. (NMBA 10159); 1♂, HERBERT, MUSHAVI GAME RANCH, 28°53’S, 23°55’E, II.2011, V. BUTLER LEG. (NMBA 15875); 1♂, KIMBERLEY, [28°44’S, 24°46’E], II.1917, J.H. POWER LEG. (SAM B2968); 2♀, KIMBERLEY, REVIERPLAAS, 29°02’S, 24°40’E, 3.IX.2012, B. WILSON-AITCHISON LEG. (NMBA 16387), 28.XII.2012 (NMBA 16399); 2♂, 3♀, KIMBERLEY, SECRETARIUS 89, 28°40’S, 24°29’E, 8.II.2002, B. WILSON- AITcHISON LEG. (NMBA 7357), IX.2000 (NMBA 8697), 3.VI.2002 (NMBA 10160), 24.II.2007 (NMBA 10164, 11595); 1♀, TSWALU KALAHARI GAME RESERVE, 27°18’S, 22°27’E, 12.II.2006, R. JOCqUé LEG. (ACAT 2011/1203); NORTHWEST PROvINcE, 1♂, 2♀, BAbERSpAN, 26°30’S, 25°30’E, 26.III.1986, VGoogleMaps  . MORGAN LEG. (AcAT 87/493, 87/516), 4.IV.1987, M. FILMER LEG. (ACAT 98/1137); 1♀ AND 2 IMM., GROOT MARICO RIVER, [NO ExACT LOCALITY], II.1918, R.W. TUCKER LEG. (SAM B3720); 1♀, KLERKSDORP, 26°51’S, 26°40’E, 15.V.2002, A. VENTER LEG. (ACAT 2002/261); 1♀, ZEERUST, 25°32’S, 26°05’E, 2.V.2010, V. GELEBE LEG. ( ACAT); ZAMBIA: 1♀  , NEAR CHOMA, WILDLIVES GAME FARM, HUNTER’S CAMP, 16°59’S, 26°37’E, 3.XII.2006, C. HADDAD LEG. ( NMBA 10448View Materials); ZIMBABWE: 1♀, 3.2KM NORTHWEST OF BALLA BALLA, [CA. 20°26’S, 29°02’E], 22.III.1958, E.SGoogleMaps  . ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. (CAS); 1♂, 5KM NORTH OF BEIT BRIDGE, [CA. 22°11’S, 29°59’E], 13.IV.1992, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 10132); 3♂ AND 8 IMM., 4KM NORTHEAST OF GONONO SCHOOL, [CA. 16°04’S, 30°52’E], 28–31.III.1997, F. & SGoogleMaps  . NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 13087); 1♂, 16KM SOUTHWEST OF SHABANI, [CA. 20°26’S, 30°08’E], 21.III.1958, E.S. ROSS & R.E. LEECH LEG. (CAS); 1♀, 27KM NORTHEAST OF ZIMBABWE [ RUINS?, CA. 20°15’S, 30°57’E]GoogleMaps  , 20.III.1958, COLLECTOR UNKNOWN (CAS); 2♂, 3♀ AND 1 IMM., BAOBAB SPRING, 2129CC, 13.IV.1990, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 9850); 2♀ AND 1 IMM., BUCHWA, 2030CB, 19.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 11652); 2♂, 3♀ AND 2 IMM., BULAWAYO, [20°10’S, 28°35’E], V.1917, R.WGoogleMaps  . TUCKER LEG. (SAM B3300); 3♂, 4♀ AND 4 IMM., BULAWAYO  , HILLSIDE, 20°10’S, 28°35’E, 15.V.1991, L.H.B. MORRIS LEG. (NMZ/A 8760), 20.XII.1992 (NMZ/A 10469), 11.X.1993 (NMZ/A 12355), III.1999, M. FITzPATRIck LEG. (NMZ/A 14067); 2♀, CHIKWARAKWARA, 2231AC, 12.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 11568); 1♀, CHILOMWE, 2231AA, 13.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 11573); 1♀, CHIPISE SCHOOL, 2230BB, 11.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/ A 11541); 2♂, 4♀ AND 2 IMM., CHISHAKWE RANCH, SAFARI CAMP, 2032AA, 3–7.XII.1998, GIRLS COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 13382); 1♀, CHIVUMBURU, LOWVELD, 2131AC, 2.IV.1979, P. DONNELLY LEG. (NMZ/A 624); 1♀, DEVONIA, 28KM NORTH OF CHINHOYI, 1730AA, 16.VIII.1992, T. TRULUCK LEG. (NMZ/A 10 482); 1♀, DHAVHATA SCHOOL, 2231AC, 19.XII.1996, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 13359); 2♀ AND 10 IMM., DWALA RANCH, BUBIANA CONSERVANCY, 2129BA, 28.XI.1993, RALEIGH INTERN-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 10779); 2♀, FALCON COLLEGE, 20°13’S, 28°58’E, 10–17.XI.1990, V.D. & B. ROTH LEG. (CAS); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., HUMANI RANCH, STORE CAMP, 2032CB, 11.IV.1987, FALCON COLLAGE- NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 5996); 1♀, KHAMI RUINS, 2028AB, 15.V.1989, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 7330); 1♀, MACHENA, MARANDA COMMUNAL LAND, 2130AB, 15.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 11583); 1♀, MAKUGWE, NEAR NUANETSI, 21°25’S, 30°44’E, 20.VII.1977, P. REAVELL LEG. (ACAT 84/892); 6♀, MALEME JUNIOR STAFF QUARTERS, 2028DA, 15.II.1996, GIRLS COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 12837); 1♀, MALIPATI, 2231AB, 16.XII.1996, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/ A 13343); 2♂, MANAMA, 2128DB, 7.II.1993, N. BERGMAN LEG. (NMZ/ A 10489View Materials, 10490)  ; 1♀ AND 4 IMMAbout IMM., MANAMA HOSPITAL, 2128DD, 14.XII.1996, F  . NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 13326); 4♂, 1♀, MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK, HOVI-MPOPOMA, 2028CB, 13.XII.1992, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 10429); 1♂, 3♀ AND 6 IMM., MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK, LUSHONGWE PLATFORM, 2028CB, 1992, COLLECTOR UNKNOWN, 11.XII.1992, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 10368, 10418); 1♀, MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK, MAWA, 2028CB, 7.II.1993, GIRLS COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 10621); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., MATOPOS R.E.P. SCHOOL, 2028BC, 1.X.1979, S. HIGGINS LEG. (NMZ/A 497); 2♀ AND 2 IMM., MBERENGWA GROTH POINT, 2029BD, 22.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG. (NMZ/A 11696); 1♂ AND 2 IMM., MTSHABEzI DAM SITE, 2028DB, 25.I.1993, M.J. FITzPATRICK LEG. (NMZ/A 10265); 1♀, MVUMA, 1930BC, II.1990, 14.XII.1992, L.H.B. MORRIS LEG. (NMZ/A 7780, 10333); 1♂, 1♀ AND 2 IMM., NEAR NATIONAL PARK’S CAMP, 2129CC, 10.IV.1990, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/ A 9827); 2♂, 3♀ AND 1 IMM., NUNGU FARM, 20°30’S, 28°29’E, 11.II.2000, GIRLS COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 14147); 1♀, OLDAbout OLD BULAWAYO, 20°18’S, 28°38’EGoogleMaps  , 15.VI.1993, F. NYATHI LEG (NMZ/A 14517); 1♂, 2♀ AND 3 IMM., PANDA MINE, 2230AD, 9.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG (NMZ/A 11517); 2♂, 4♀ AND 3 IMM., PIONEER CEMETERY, 2129CC, 9.IV.1990, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 9811); 1♀, RUNDE RIVER BRIDGE, 2030AC, 1.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG (NMZ/A 11358); 1♀, SABLE PARK, 1829DD, 10.IV.1983, M. BLEAKNEY LEG. (NMZ/A 1799); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., SABLE PARK, KWEKWE, 1829DD, 9.IV.1983, M. STEVENS LEG. (NMZ/A 1734); 1♀, SABLE VALLEY LODGE, 1826DB, 13.IV.1995, I. WALSH LEG. (NMZ/A 12334); 1♀, SARAHURU SIDING, 2030DC, 17.II.1994, F. NYATHI LEG (NMZ/A 11636); 1♀, SAWMILLS, 19°32’S, 28°04’E, 17.IX.1999, F. NYATHI LEG (NMZ/A 14017); 2♂, 10♀ AND 5 IMM., SENTINAL RANCH, HUNTERS CAMP, 2229AB, 16.IV.1990, 5.IV.1992, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 9935, 10036); 1♂, 2♀, SENTINAL RANCH, OLD HOMESTEAD, 2229BA, 8.IV.1992, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 10156); 1♀ AND 1 IMM., SENTINAL RANCH, WESTERN BOUNDARY, 2229AB, 7.IV.1992  , FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 10082); 1♂, 1♀ AND 1 IMM., ST JAMES MISSION, 19°56’S, 28°02’E, XII.1 994, IV.1995, S. WILSON LEG. (NMZ/A 12415, 14566); 1♀, TRIBUTARY OF BURALE RIVER, 2129CC, 12.IV.90, FALCON COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 9863); 2♀ AND 2 IMM., VICTORIA FALLS, 17°56’S, 25°50’E, 1–8.II.1995, W.J. PULAWSkI LEG. 29.XI.1996, W.J. PULAWSkI & V. AHRONS LEG. (CAS, 2 VIALS); 2♂, 1♀ AND 2 IMM., WESTWOOD HUNTERS CAMP, 1725CD, GIRLS COLLAGE-NHMZ LEG. (NMZ/A 11093).

Natural History. COLLEcTEd fROM GRASSLANd, fROM UNdER ROckS, LOGS ANd bARk ANd fROM INSIdE TERMITE MOUNdS, LEAf LITTER, cAvES ANd bUILdINGS.

Distribution. WIdELY dISTRIbUTEd THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN pART Of AfRIcA ( FIG. 41View FIGURES 41).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

DELTA

Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Station

SMN

Simao District National Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute

IMM

Inner Mongolian Museum

OLD

Universit�t Oldenburg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles

Loc

Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927

Lotz, L. N. 2017

2017
Loc

Loxosceles simillima

Magalhaes 2017: 855
Lotz 2012: 31
Newlands 1986: 71Lawrence 1927: 6

1986
Loc

Loxosceles spiniceps

Newlands 1986: 75
Newlands 1975: 144
Lawrence 1952: 187

1952